A grand jury has charged a former officer from the Pittsburgh area with conspiracy and drug crimes. The man allegedly used his former police uniform to convince a doctor into giving him blank prescription drug pads. He allegedly arrived at the doctor’s office wearing his old uniform and told the doctor that he needed the prescription pads for use as part of a sting operation, The doctor, who apparently knew the man and had treated him in the past, alerted authorities when he grew suspicious.
The former officer has now said that he had become addicted to prescription painkillers after suffering from a work-related injury several years ago. After that, he allegedly began his illegal prescription operation. It is alleged that he sought prescriptions for Roxicodone, which is a powerful opiate. He is accused of providing drugs to other addicts, who helped him distribute the drugs. He allegedly sold the drug for $15 per pill.