Heroin – Oxycodone Lands Michigan Pair In Scioto Jail – WOUB

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Published Fri, Sep 28, 2012 8:33 am Dateline

LUCASVILLE< OH

A driver stopped by the Ohio State Highway Patrol knew he needed to jettison his stash of drugs so he took off – but it didn’t help.

Troopers report that Marcus M. Spicer, 39, and his passenger Diamond-Shakeria Williamson, 24, both of Michigan, were stopped for traffic violation when their vehicle charged away. 

As the (more…)

Painkiller Sales Soar in US, Fuel Addiction – Laboratory Equipment

From New York’s Staten Island to Santa Fe, N.M., Drug Enforcement Administration figures show dramatic rises between 2000 and 2010 in the distribution of oxycodone, the key ingredient in OxyContin, Percocet and Percodan. Some places saw sales increase sixteenfold.

Meanwhile, the distribution of hydrocodone, the key ingredient in Vicodin, Norco and Lortab, is rising in Appalachia, the original epicenter of the painkiller (more…)

Florida man convicted on Oxycodone scheme – WDRB

LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) — A Florida man has been convicted in Christian Co., Ky. in a scheme to mail Oxycodone from Florida to Kentucky.  27-year-old Peter Nibert was found guilty of conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance.

Two Hopkinsville, KY. residents, 24-year-old Cary Alder and 26-year-old Scotty Highsmith, were sentenced for their roles in the pill trafficking scheme.  Adler received ten years and Highsmith (more…)