The indictment says the distribution of oxycodone and hydrocodone was "outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose," Benjamin C. Glassman, the US Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, said in the indictment. 19659002] Miami-Luken, a drug distributor based in Springboro, Ohio, allegedly failed to report suspicious orders and exercise.
Miami-Luken's former president and compliance officer and two West Virginia pharmacists, the release said. They were arrested Thursday morning.
"Today's arrests should be made with a wake-up call to distributors and pharmacists who are authorized to opiate pills to be illegally sold and dispensed from their facilities," said Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Administrator John Martin.
The wholesaler distributed 2.6 million hydrocodone tablets and 2.3 million units of oxycodone to a pharmacy in a West Virginia town of only 1
The wholesaler also shipped more than 1.8 million oxycodone tablets to a pharmacy that was under investigation
Miami Hatches sold drugs in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia, according to the Justice Department.
CNN was unable to contact company officials Thursday. In January, the Dayton Daily News reported the company was in the process of closing.
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