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Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty To Obtaining Controlled Substances Through Forged Prescriptions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

John M. Humphries pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obtain Schedules II and III controlled substances by fraud before Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from May 7, 2009 to June 29, 2009, Humphries conspired with others to obtain a quantity of Oxycodone and a quantity of Hydrocodone, in the form of Lortab using forged prescriptions.

Judge Ambrose scheduled sentencing for Oct. 11, 2011, at 1:30 p.m.  The law provides for a total sentence of 4 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Nelson P. Cohen is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of John M. Humphries.

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