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LENNY CAIN CONVICTED IN OXYCODONE CONSPIRACY

         

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2013

Baltimore, Maryland – A federal jury today convicted Lenny Cain, age 36, of Baltimore, Maryland, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone, and for possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.

The conviction was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; Special Agent in Charge Nicholas DiGiulio, Office of Investigations, Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services; Anne Arundel County Police Acting Chief Lt. Colonel Pamela R. Davis; and Howard County Police Chief William McMahon

According to the testimony at his two week trial, beginning in 2010, Cain and the other leaders of the conspiracy, including Joseph Church, recruited women working in doctors’ offices to assist them in obtaining and verifying fraudulent prescriptions for oxycodone, also known as, OxyContin and Percocet. The leaders also recruited individuals, called “runners,” to get the fraudulent prescriptions filled at pharmacies in the Baltimore area. Evidence presented at trial showed that at least 14 fraudulent prescriptions had Cain’s fingerprints on them. Cain was also captured on surveillance video at two pharmacies – one where he attempted to get a fraudulent prescription filled in the name of another individual, and another where he followed one of the “runners” who was attempting to get a fraudulent prescription filled, into the pharmacy.

Seven co-conspirators, including Joseph Church, age 41, of Baltimore, have previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy. Bruce Breland, age 56, and Charles Fell, age 27, both of Baltimore, have been sentenced to 27 months and to two years in prison, respectively. The remaining defendants are awaiting sentencing.

Cain faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison for the conspiracy and for possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander has scheduled sentencing for September 3, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the DEA, HHS Office of Inspector General and the Anne Arundel and Howard County Police Departments for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kenneth S. Clark, Clinton J. Fuchs and Mushtaq Gunja, who are prosecuting this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.

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