- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Officials say six southwest Ohio residents are facing federal charges for allegedly purchasing dozens of forged painkiller prescriptions, filling them at pharmacies and then selling the drugs on the streets.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart announced Tuesday that the six Dayton residents face charges of conspiracy to possess drugs with the intent to distribute.

Investigators say the six individuals filled fake prescriptions for and then sold drugs including Oxycodone, Percocet and Vicodin.

Officials say four of the six suspects were arraigned Monday. The two others were in police custody Tuesday.

The charges stem from on ongoing investigation involving forged painkiller prescriptions in Ohio. Two people suspected of creating and selling the forged prescriptions were arrested in November and are also facing federal charges.



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