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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Glen Burnie Woman Sentenced for Writing Fraudulent Prescriptions for Oxycodone

Responsible for the Distribution of Over 300,000 Milligrams of Oxycodone

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Robin McClosky Andrews, age 51, of Glen Burnie, Maryland today to a year and a day in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Nicholas DiGiulio, Office of Investigations, Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don A. Hibbert of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; and Special Agent in Charge Kevin Perkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office.

According to her plea agreement, from 2009 until 2012, Andrews stole prescription slips from a doctor she worked for, and wrote fraudulent prescriptions for oxycodone in a number of different names.   Her husband had individuals fill the prescriptions at pharmacies and provide him with the pills. The individuals were generally paid $100 for each prescription they filled.  The oxycodone pills were then sold to co-defendant Michael Cudnik and others.

More than 350 fraudulent prescriptions were written.  Most of the prescriptions were for 90 Percocet 10 milligram pills, totaling 300,000 milligrams of oxycodone. Accordingly, Robin Andrews was responsible for the distribution of at least 300,000 milligrams of oxycodone.

Michael Joseph Cudnik, age 57, of Baltimore, has pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy and is scheduled to be sentenced on February 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  Robin Andrews’ husband passed away on October 21, 2015.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the HHS Office of Inspector General, DEA and FBI for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth S. Clark, who prosecuted the case.

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 2, 2016