- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Federal authorities say a West Virginia couple who conspired to steal painkillers from military veterans and sell some has been sentenced to prison.

According to prosecutors, 28-year-old Amber Fox of Lesage faces two and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to mail theft.

They say 39-year-old David Grove Jr. 39, of Chillicothe, Ohio, faces two years in prison for conspiracy to distribute the pain pills.

They were ordered to pay $453 in restitution.

Authorities say Fox was a federal postal support employee in the Charleston Processing and Distribution Center, where she admitted identifying and taking 45 to 50 packages that contained oxycodone and hydrocodone sent from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

She took them to the home she shared with Grove, where authorities found more than 500 stolen pills.


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