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Drug Trafficking
Authorities announce drug charges in 'pill mill' scheme
Authorities announce drug charges in 'pill mill' scheme

Sixteen people in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia have been indicted on drug charges in connection with what authorities call "pill mills"posing as pain management clinics, federal authorities said Thursday. U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said clinics in Elkridge, Oxon Hill, Greenbelt and Washington doled out prescriptions of oxycodone to "runners" who posed as patients. The runners would hand the pills over to distributors to be sold on the street, Rosenstein said. "The street value of these diverted oxycodone pills is many times the retail value at pharmacies, so that's why this crime is so attractive," Rosenstein told reporters...