A Maryland man was sentenced April 26 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.