These days drug dealers aren’t just people on the corner. When people think about drug dealers, they typically think about questionable areas, back-road alleys, and other shady places. It seems that many of the biggest drug dealers wear a doctor coat or suit and sit on executive boards.
Two executives of a top drug company in New York were arrested and charged. Lawrence Doud III, a former Chief Executive of Rochester Drug Co-Operative and William Pietruszewski, former Compliance Officer are now facing some serious jail time.
Significant Increase In Fentanyl Sales
During the period from 2012 to 2016, fentanyl, oxycodone and other opioids were redistributed to pharmacies with no legitimate need which helped fuel the opioid epidemic. While sitting in their boardroom, they filled thousands of orders that shouldn’t have been filled for dangerous narcotics to make a profit. These drug dealers drive beautiful cars, have massive homes and more money than they know what to do with.
The current charges brought by the DEA could see these individuals facing life in prison. They managed to increase fentanyl sales from around 63,000 doses in 2012 up to 1.3 million doses in 2016!
The official charges according to media reports are as follows;
- Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Narcotics for Nonmedical Reasons
- Conspiracy to Defraud the United States
Lame Statements Don’t Provide Justice
Rochester Drug Co-Operative released a statement saying that when “starting out we made mistakes.” You’re damn right you made mistakes, and now you’re going to pay for them. We hope that the United States Drug Enforcement Agency takes this company off the market and out of business.