U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich has sentenced a 56 year old Melbourne, Florida pharmacist to eight years and one month in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and dispense oxycodone not in the usual course of professional practice. The Court also ordered him to forfeit his Florida pharmacist’s license and imposed a forfeiture money judgment in the amount of $274,400. According to evidence presented at trial, from February 2010 through May 2011, the pharmacist worked at two Tampa pharmacies (VIP Pharmacy and New Tampa Pharmacy). During that time, he filled hundreds of prescriptions for very large doses of oxycodone. The recipients included drug addicts and members of doctor shopping organizations who traveled from Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
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