FEDERAL GRAND JURY INDICTS 3, INCLUDING A FORMER PHARMACY EMPLOYEE, ON DRUG CHARGES PDF Print
Thursday, 13 June 2013 18:45

Allen County residents were charged this week, by a federal

grand jury in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with a conspiracy to distribute the pain

killer, Hydrocodone, that was stolen from a pharmacy by a former employee, announced

David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

According to the seven count federal indictment, beginning in May 2012, and

continuing to October 2012, in Allen County, Kentucky, Lynn Harper Denton,

age 46, a former employee of Stovall's Prescription Shop, and Katherine

Virginia Rookstool, age 34, conspired to sell over $5,000 of stolen

Hydrocodone that had not been made available to consumers for retail

purchase. This is a violation of 18 USC § 670 (theft of medical products)

and is the first such prosecution in the Western District of Kentucky.

Further, Denton, Rookstool, and Jeffrey Clay Stinson, age 47, were charged

with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute Hydrocodone.

Additionally, Stinson faces four charges of knowingly possessing and

distributing hydrocodone.

If convicted at trial, Denton could be sentenced to no more than 30 years in

prison, a $750,000 fine, and a period of five years of  supervised release.

Defendant Rookstool could be sentenced to no more than 25 years in prison, a

$750,000 fine, and a period of five years of supervised release.  Defendant

Stinson could be sentenced to 60 years in prison, a $3,000,000 fine and a

period of no less than four years of supervised release.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David

Weiser and is being investigated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's

Office of Criminal Investigations, Owensboro domicile, the Allen County

Sheriff's Department, and the Scottsville, Kentucky Police Department.

 

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