Scottsdale pharmacist, wife accused of illegally selling oxycodone

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Steven and Mary Weber By Mike Gertzman Steven and Mary Weber By Mike Gertzman
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Police arrested a Scottsdale couple accused of illegally selling oxycodone out of their pharmacy.

Steven and Mary Weber were arrested Monday and booked on multiple drug possession counts. Police said they likely will face additional charges for illegal sales of prescription drugs along with fraud schemes.

The investigation began six months ago after detectives learned of a possible fraud scheme involving illegal sales and distribution of oxycodone out of the suspects' business.

Steven Weber is the pharmacist and owner of Sun Drugs located at 10810 E. Via Linda. His wife served as the accountant of the business.

According to police, Steve Weber would accept prescriptions for oxycodone in return for cash payments and acknowledged that he knew some of the prescriptions were fraudulent.

Detectives recovered $20,000 in cash and 10,000 oxycodone pills from the couple's business and Scottsdale home.

Police said that the annual sales of oxycodone at this pharmacy were double the average sales of other area pharmacies.
 
As the investigation continues additional suspects may be identified.