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US attorney announces indictment of 15 on charges related to W.Va. painkiller distribution
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, February 10, 2014 3:05 PM EST
Federal prosecutors say 15 people have been charged with distributing tens of thousands of prescription painkillers in the Ohio Valley area of West Virginia.
The government identified the lead defendant as Brian Schultz, a 37-year-old Triadelphia man. He was charged with conspiracy counts involving distribution of controlled substances and interstate travel in aid of racketeering, among other charges.
The U.S. attorney's office says it is seeking the forfeiture of possessions owned by Schultz and a money judgment against him and others totaling $450,000.
No one answered at a phone listing for Schultz in Triadelphia.