2 Las Vegans among 8 indicted in oxycodone ring – MyNews3 Las Vegas KSNV

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal indictment unsealed in Salt Lake City accuses eight suspects of money laundering and conspiring to distribute oxycodone in Utah and Nevada.

They’re the latest of 31 people indicted in connection with a lengthy investigation into distribution of the narcotic.

The indictment unsealed Monday identifies the ring leader as Aaron Peila, a 31-year-old man who has lived (more…)

Local Doctor Charged With Illegally Prescribing Oxycodone – KLAS-TV

LAS VEGAS — A federal grand jury indicted a Las Vegas physician on charges that he unlawfully prescribed large quantities of oxycodone and other highly addictive prescription drugs, Nevada‘s U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said Friday.

Dr. Victor Bruce, 48, was charged Wednesday with one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, and was arrested in Las Vegas Friday morning. He is (more…)

Oxycodone smuggling ring leader gets 17 years – kgw.com

PORTLAND – The leader of a drug-smuggling ring was sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison by a judge in Portland Monday.

Kingsley Osemwengie, 27, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced to 210 months in prison as one of 18 people convicted for the largest oxycodone drug operation ever uncovered in the U.S., the Department of Justice said.

Oxycodone addicts often (more…)