Four Arrested in Latest Philadelphia Opioid Pill Mill
Late last week, four individuals were arrested in a two-year long Philadelphia opioid pill mill operation.
Among the bunch were two doctors, who would write prescriptions in the names of individuals that weren’t even patients, thereby able to fill the prescription and distribute the opioids to others.
Two of the conspirators owned property in Philadelphia and would distribute the pills to tenants in their apartment complex and adjacent neighborhoods. Some neighbors claimed that their homes were burglarized and medical information went missing. It turns out their names were used to fill prescriptions, and they even received threats of eviction if they “did not keep quiet.”
In total, the two doctors distributed over 80,000 opioid pills with an estimated street value of $2 million.
Another pill mill dissolved… another win for the good guys. Illuminating illegal distribution of opioids is only one piece of the puzzle, albeit an important piece, in the war against opioids.
As always, if you or a loved one are struggling, please do not hesitate to reach out.