Colorado pharmacy owner gets prison time for illegal distribution of narcotics

The owner of St. Vrain Pharmacy in Lyons, Colo., pleaded guilty of illegal distribution of narcotics and was sentenced to six months in federal prison, according to CBS Denver.

As part of the sentence, Mary Aronson, PharmD, was required to forfeit $20,000 and pay an additional $55,000 in community restitution.

According to the court documents, Dr. Aronson sold OxyContin and amphetamine pills to a confidential informant without a prescription at least three times in 2017 and 2018. Investigators recorded audio of the purchases.

Throughout the investigation process, Dr. Aronson also gave a confidential informant four blank prescription pages and showed her how to forge prescriptions for OxyContin and amphetamine, according to the court documents.

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