Las Vegas Man Faces 15 Years in Alaska Oxycodone Ring –

A Las Vegas man accused of illegally transporting prescription painkillers to Alaska faces 15 years in prison.

The U.S. Attorney in Nevada says 28-year-old Nicholas Ghafouria pleaded guilty to money laundering, conspiracy and criminal forfeiture charges on Monday. He agreed to spend 15 years in prison, but will be officially sentenced in January.

Prosecutors say he’s also being ordered to turn over about (more…)

Ex-TSA officer sentenced in Conn. to prison for taking cash to let oxycodone … -…

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Federal authorities say a former Transportation Security Administration officer has been sentenced in Connecticut to more than six years in prison for accepting cash to allow painkillers through airport security.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 31-year-old Jonathan Best of Port St. Lucie, Fla., was sentenced Tuesday in New Haven to six years and four months. He pleaded guilty (more…)

Fla. woman sentenced for selling painkillers by mail in Vt. – The Republic

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A Florida woman has been sentenced to more than two years in jail for selling prescription painkillers in Vermont and elsewhere.

Court records say 55-year-old Kristen Franco of Plant City sent pills containing oxycodone by Federal Express to a customer in Vermont between April of 2010 and July of 2011. The pills were prescribed to her by two Florida (more…)