Woman Sentenced To Prison For Prescription Drug Trafficking Conspiracy With Pharmacy

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Georgia woman sentenced to federal prison in prescription drug trafficking conspiracy – Department of Justice

Teresa Hickman, 49, of Brunswick, was sentenced to 38 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance.

Hickman was under investigation for fraudulently obtaining large numbers of prescriptions from a pharmacy in Jacksonville, Florida. Agents investigating the case said more than 300 prescriptions were filled for highly addictive opioids. The pills were then sold on the street.

There is no parole in the federal system, and drug traffickers like Teresa Hickman profit from such misery.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration began investigating Teresa Hickman in April 2020 after receiving reports that she was fraudulently obtaining large numbers of prescriptions from a pharmacy in Jacksonville.

Hickman was under investigation for fraudulently obtaining large numbers of prescriptions from a pharmacy in Jacksonville, Florida. The prescriptions included hydromorphone, oxycodone, and hydrocodone, among other drugs. They were distributed with no legitimate medical purpose and outside the usual course of professional practice.

A pharmacist and a pharmacy owner were sentenced to close out the prosecution of a white-coat operation that illegally distributed more than half a million opioid pills and other drugs.

Five others were sentenced after pleading guilty to their roles in the criminal activity, which spanned from about October 2014 through June 2017, primarily in St. Mary’s, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla. One physician was charged but was determined to be mentally incompetent to stand trial.

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  1. Georgia woman sentenced to federal prison in prescription drug trafficking conspiracy  Department of Justice
  2. Brunswick woman sentenced to federal prison in prescription drug trafficking conspiracy  News 4 Jax

  3. Jacksonville pharmacy used in prescription drug trafficking scheme  CBS 47

  4. Ringleader in Prescription Drug Conspiracy Sentenced to Federal Prison  DEA

  5. Jacksonville pharmacy used in prescription drug trafficking scheme  Yahoo! Sports

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