John ‘Nugget’ Bland, of the Bronx, pleads guilty to trafficking oxycodone – Newsday…

John Bland has pleaded guilty to running a

Photo credit: Orange County Court | John Bland has pleaded guilty to running a major oxycodone ring, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office said. (June 12, 2013)


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Walgreens to pay $80 million for oxycodone violations – USA TODAY

Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, will pay $80 million in fines to end a DEA probe into allegations it allowed millions of controlled substances, including the highly addictive painkiller oxycodone, (more…)

Hudson woman sentenced in Mississippi oxycodone case –

A 60-year-old Hudson woman must pay a $5,000 fine and serve a 20-year prison term for distributing oxycodone in Mississippi during stays at local resorts.

Gail Ann Owens also will have three years of post-release supervision.

The Sun Herald reports (” htxt=”blocked__” name=”web”> ) Owens and her boyfriend were indicted along with several others in related cases as drug agents had (more…)