Former Brooks Pharmacy Owner Sentenced on Drug and Tax Charges
Glenn Brooks, 74, of Brentwood, Tennessee, was sentenced yesterday, by U.S. District Judge Todd J. Campbell, to serve one day incarceration, followed by two years of supervised release, including 18 months home confinement, announced Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. Judge Campbell also ordered Brooks to forfeit over $429,000, as well as pay his tax liability of $87,920 to the Internal Revenue Service.
Brooks pleaded guilty in July 2011 to eight counts of unlawful distribution of hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance, and two counts of filing a false income tax return.
Brooks owned and operated Brooks Pharmacy, located on Trousdale Drive in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2005 and 2006, Brooks purchased almost two million hydrocodone and Lortab pills as part of his business, much of which he then sold for cash to various individuals who did not possess valid prescriptions.
Brooks also failed to report the cash he received from these sales on both the tax returns of Brooks Pharmacy and on his personal tax returns for 2005 and 2006. This unreported income from the illegal sale of over 530,000 pills totaled approximately $84,289.00 in 2005 and $168,578.00 in 2006.
This investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the IRS Criminal Investigation, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Metro Nashville Police Department – Specialized Investigations Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Harold B. McDonough represented the government.
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