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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 24, 2014

Michigan Woman Gets 4 Years In Prison For Participating In Oxycodone Trafficking Scheme

PITTSBURGH - A resident of West Bloomfield, Michigan, has been sentenced in federal court to 48 months in prison for her conviction of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Nora B. Fischer imposed the sentence on Jill Eisenshtadt, 36.

According to information presented to the court, Eisenshtadt served as a “runner” for Jason Weitzner, the leader of a large oxycodone distribution ring. Weitzner procured fraudulent prescriptions from doctors in Florida, and then used runners to fly to Pittsburgh and fill these oxycodone prescriptions at various pharmacies in the metro Pittsburgh area. Weitzner then sold the obtained oxycodone pills to local Pittsburgh drug dealers. Eisenshtadt, a one-time paramour of Weitzner, repeatedly obtained fraudulent prescriptions in Florida, filled these prescriptions in Florida, and then, when Weitzner realized that he could maximize profits by filling the prescriptions in Pittsburgh, flew to Pittsburgh on multiple occasions to further the drug conspiracy. In exchange for obtaining the oxycodone, Weitzner paid for all of Eisenshtadt’s personal expenses. Weitzner has pled guilty to the charges against him, and is due to be sentenced in April, 2014.

Assistant United States Attorney Eric S. Rosen prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Allegheny County Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Lawrence Weitzner.

Updated July 14, 2015