Palmyra man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for oxycodone plot – Kennebec…

One of eight people arrested in a drug raid in April 2015 at two locations in Somerset County was sentenced Wednesday to more than 10 years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute oxycodone in central Maine.

Warren Laprell, 55, of Palmyra, had pleaded guilty in January to a charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone, which (more…)

Oxycodone positives dropped in PA; court upholds Cobalt positives in Maine – Harness…

In other developments, Pennsylvania’s director of standardbred racing explains why Lou Pena has been granted a conditional license.

by Dave Briggs

Fines and suspensions for Oxycodone positives in Pennsylvania for trainers Rene Allard, Kevin Lare and Brad Irvine have been rescinded by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission (PHRC) due to “mitigating circumstances.”

In other relatively recent developments, controversial trainer Lou Pena has received a (more…)

Portland woman pleads guilty to stealing blank prescriptions to get oxycodone – Press…

A 32-year-old Portland woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to health care fraud and attempting to acquire oxycodone pills by deception.

From May 2015 until March 2016, Shannon Bragdon stole blank prescriptions from the dentist office where she worked and used dozens of them to pass fraudulent prescription orders at at least nine pharmacies in southern Maine, said U.S. Attorney (more…)