Oxy Trafficking Scheme Lands Man Five-Year Imprisonment Sentence

A man was recently sentenced to 57 months of imprisonment for his involvement in a drug trafficking organizations’ conspiracy scheme.

A man was recently sentenced to 57 months of imprisonment for his involvement in a drug trafficking organizations’ conspiracy scheme.

DEA officials alleged Alejandro Prosper of New Haven, Connecticut, took part in a conspiracy to obtain personal identifying information of medical practitioners, and used this information to create fake prescriptions for oxycodone medication.

Participants in the scheme allegedly filled fraudulent prescriptions at Connecticut pharmacies, purchased legitimate prescriptions for oxycodone from individuals, used the prescriptions to illicitly obtain narcotics for redistribution, and then billed the cost of the prescriptions to Medicaid.

The narcotics were then sold for $20 to $30 per milligram pill. Between February 2013 and September 2015, participants in the scheme allegedly stole personal identifying information of more than 50 doctors and medical professionals, and fraudulently obtained more than 800,000 oxycodone pills.

An investigation by members of the DEA’s New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad revealed that Prosper purchased illegally-obtained oxycodone pills from 2 other individuals, and then proceeded to distribute these pills, along with other narcotics, to his customers. Prosper pleaded guilty to 1 count of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, and was later sentenced to 57 months of imprisonment.

Eleven other individuals involved in the conspiracy have been charged as well.

Reference

New Haven Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Role in Fraudulent Oxycodone Prescription Scheme [news release]. Connecticut. DEA’s website. https://www.dea.gov/divisions/bos/2017/bos011017b.shtml. Accessed Jan. 19, 2017.