Deadly Fentanyl Disguised As Prescription Pills – Hartford Courant

When a Hamden man texted his dealer for four 30-milligram oxycodone in March, he may not have known what he was actually buying.

It wasn’t until after the 30-year-old man died that it was discovered those pills were dangerous counterfeits.

An autopsy revealed the victim, not identified by authorities, overdosed on drugs including fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times stronger (more…)

Oxycodone dealer sentenced in 80000 pill Medicare scheme – CT Post

A New Haven drug dealer was sentenced Tuesday in his role in a criminal ring that obtained more than 80,000 oxycodone pills, largely through government-funded prescription drug plans.

Alejandro “Pun” Prosper, 36, of New Haven, was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for his role in the scheme, which included purchasing pills from middlemen and selling them directly to consumers, according to (more…)

Casper Doctor Charged With Oxycodone Conspiracy: Don’t Call Me A ‘Drug Dealer’ – K2 Radio

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You can call him Shakeel Kahn.

You could call him doctor when you’d pay him $500 to write a prescription of oxycodone and you could do what you wanted with the pills.

But don’t call him “drug dealer,” or else he’d see you in court.

Kahn and his wife Lyn were arrested on Wednesday and each were charged with one count (more…)