ABSECON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey doctor has pleaded guilty to writing prescriptions for people he had never met in a scheme to sell the drugs on the street.
Atlantic County prosecutors say 50-year-old Alan Faustino and others recruited addicts to help them fill prescriptions for drugs like oxycodone and Xanax. They then resold the pills at a higher price.
Faustino, an Absecon resident, was arrested in 2015. He pleaded guilty last week to distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. Six others have also pleaded guilty to roles in the scheme.
Sentencing is scheduled for April 15. Faustino faces up to 10 years in prison.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Debunking 5 viral rumors about Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s accuser
- Patti Davis: Why I don't recall all the details of my sexual assault
- GOP, Kavanaugh accuser in standoff over her Senate testimony WATCH
- Memory's frailty may be playing role in Kavanaugh matter
- In 1992, Cory Booker admitted to groping a high school classmate and issued a call for sexual respect