33 charged in West Virginia in oxycodone trafficking – Fox17

NORWICH, CT – MARCH 23: Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain lie on display on March 23, 2016 in Norwich, CT. Communities nationwide are struggling with the unprecidented opioid pain pill and heroin addiction epidemic. On March 15, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), announced guidelines for doctors to reduce the amount of opioid painkillers prescribed, (more…)

Trial Of Doctor Accused Of Writing Oxycodone Scripts After Classes Begins -…

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A FBI agent and former employee of Dr. Michael Kostenko testified during the first day of the physician’s trial on 22 felony charges, including oxycodone distribution, the Beckley, West Virginia newspaper The Register-Herald reported.

The former employee, Yvonne Wilcox, said she started working for Kostenko when he primarily saw workers’ compensation patients out (more…)

UPS worker accused of stealing Oxycodone from VA pharmacies – Keyser Mineral Daily News…

FISHERSVILLE — Virginia State Police have charged a shipping company worker with allegedly stealing 3,500 Oxycodone tablets being shipped to veterans.

The agency says in a news release that 22-year-old Schuylar Lotts of Staunton was arrested Thursday. He is charged with dozens of larceny, drug possession and possession with intent to distribute.

Troopers say Lotts intercepted parcels being shipped from Veteran (more…)