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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 26, 2019

Fourth Defendant Sentenced for Role in Oxycodone Conspiracy

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Maryland man was sentenced today to five years in prison for his participation in a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.

According to court documents, Daniel Webster Ray, Jr., 53, of Hughesville, participated in a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone through a scheme whereby one of his co-conspirators, a former medical assistant at doctor’s offices in Arlington and Alexandria, stole blank prescription pads and electronically generated fraudulent prescriptions using a medical recordkeeping system.

Ray both filled prescriptions for his co-conspirator and bought prescriptions and/or already filled-prescriptions from the co-conspirator, in order to sell the oxycodone pills thereafter. Ray paid his co-conspirator $1,000 per pre-filled bottle of oxycodone and $800 for each blank prescription, in order to sell the pills for profit. During the conspiracy, Ray facilitated the distribution of at least 353 oxycodone prescriptions, totaling 42,360 pills of 30 milligram oxycodone.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Matthew J. DeSarno, Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Division, FBI Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan Geary and former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Anzaldi prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:18-cr-177.

Topic(s): 
Opioids
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Updated April 26, 2019