Police charge two men in $3.4M drug deal
Two men have been charged by the Calgary police with illegally obtaining and possessing $3.4M worth of Oxycontin.
After a year-long investigation, the two accused allegedly acquired 85 prescriptions of the drug from more than a dozen doctors in Alberta and B.C.
The prescriptions were for various strengths of the drug – from ten to 80 milligrams.
They filled the prescriptions at pharmacies in both provinces, and sometimes even the same one more than once.
Between February 4, 2009 and July 15, 2010, the accused had been allegedly prescribed roughly 67,660 Oxycontin pills, worth an estimated $3.4M.
This medication would then be sold on the street for profit.
Sammy Sandy Habib, 46, of Kelowna, and Michel Ferris Habib, 49, of Calgary are facing numerous charges under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Oxycontin is a narcotic pain reliever derived from codeine that is only available by prescription.