Feds bust Utah market store for illegal opioid distribution

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(FOX 13 NOW) – The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Friday, accusing the Ridley’s Family Markets chain for failing to monitor one of its Utah pharmacies that filled hundreds of illegal opioid prescriptions.

During an investigation into the Ridley’s location in Morgan, the Drug Enforcement Administration found that pharmacy employees filled 160 forged and fraudulent prescriptions from two customers.

In the complaint, it’s said “the customers’ actions were so obviously fraudulent that any reasonable pharmacist would have prevented the illegal diversion of dangerous opioids and other controlled substances by properly following the provisions set forth by the CSA (Controlled Substances Act).”

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