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…)
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…)