7 People Charged in Opioid Trafficking Scheme That Left 700 People Dead

Source: Time

By ASSOCIATED PRESS

January 19, 2018

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) — Two people in Italy and five U.S. residents have been charged in a fraud and drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute opioids in Florida and Tennessee, leading to hundreds of deaths, federal prosecutors said Friday.

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The indictments were unsealed by federal officials Friday in Knoxville but handed down earlier. They allege the defendants were involved in a widespread scheme to operate “pill mills” in the U.S.

Prosecutors say defendants ran the Urgent Care & Surgery Center Enterprise, which distributed enough oxycodone, oxymorphone and morphine to generate clinic revenue of at least $21 million.

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