14 Suspects indicted in prescription drug ringPosted: Updated:
PEORIA, Ariz. - Fourteen individuals are facing charges of fraudulently filling stolen drug prescriptions.
Attorney General Terry Goddard announced the 84 count indictment charging 14 individuals related to fraudulently filling stolen drug prescriptions.
Two of the ring's leaders are Tyler Jensen Deane, 24, and Leanne Dureivage, 31.
Peoria police discovered Dureivage stole blank prescription pads from the health care provider she worked for and sold them to Deane.
Deane then recruited 12 people to participate in filling the prescriptions for oxycodone, which he then sold.
Dureivage also answered the phone if the pharmacy called to verify the false prescriptions.
The group obtained about 5,000 pills with a street value between $79,000 and $159,000.
The pair was charges with participating in a criminal syndicate, fraudulent schemes and artifices, money laundering, forgery and drug charges that could carry a sentence of more than 20 years.
Those who filled the prescriptions face forgery and drug charges.