Pittsburgh Woman Sentenced to Probation for Painkiller Distribution Scheme
PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh has been sentenced in federal court to three years of probation on her conviction of healthcare fraud and possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of opiate painkiller, oxycodone, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Marion Randolph, 64.
According to information presented to the court, Randolph participated in a criminal network of drug dealers who obtained opiate pain killers and then illegally distributed them to users in the Pittsburgh area. Randolph sold prescription pills that she obtained through a health benefit program to dealers in the criminal network and to other people. She obtained the pills under the false pretense that she intended to use the pills herself when, in fact, she intended to and did distribute some of the pills to others.
Assistant United States Attorney Brendan T. Conway prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
United States Attorney Brady commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and the Allegheny County Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Randolph.