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Five charged with running Baltimore County pill mill
Five charged with running Baltimore County pill mill

Gerald Wiseberg makes for an unlikely drug kingpin, but federal authorities say the 81-year-old Korean War veteran helped run an operation that doled out vast amounts of powerful prescription painkillers. Wiseberg and his business partners opened a clinic in Baltimore County in early 2011, soon after the Drug Enforcement Administration raided a similar operation he ran in Florida. Wiseberg's office here attracted droves of former customers from other states, according to a federal indictment that was unsealed Friday charging them with a drug conspiracy. Prescription opiates have become a popular alternative to heroin, and the charges highlight what experts say is the whack-a-mole...

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