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Pharmacy Owner Indicted for Conspiracy To Distribute Oxycodone in Fort Myers

January 19, 2012

Fort Myers, Florida - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces the return by a grand jury of an indictment charging Jeffrey R. Green (48, Fort Myers), the owner of Gulf Coast Medical Pharmacy, and Karen S. Hebble (42, Fort Myers) with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute Oxycodone. If convicted, Green and Hebble each face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. The indictment also notifies Green and Hebble that the United States intends to forfeit approximately $1.9 million seized from six bank accounts, a residence located in Cape Coral, Florida, a State of Florida Pharmacy technician license, and two DEA Registrations, which are all alleged to be traceable to proceeds of the offense or property used to commit or facilitate the offense.

According to court documents, from at least July 1, 2010 through October 6, 2011, Green and Hebble conspired with each other and with others to possess with the intent to distribute Oxycodone. Green, the owner of the pharmacy, though not a licensed pharmacist, allegedly filled prescriptions for Oxycodone after hours. Hebble was the manager of the pharmacy.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force which includes the Naples Police Department . It will be prosecuted by Assistant United Attorneys Yolande G. Viacava and Douglas Molloy.









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