Police bust Oxycontin drug scam in Calgary

The Calgary Police Service has charged two men with illegally obtaining and possessing Oxycontin.

Following a year-long investigation, the accused are alleged to have obtained 85 prescriptions from more than a dozen doctors in Alberta and B.C. These prescriptions were for various strengths of Oxycontin – from 10 milligrams to 80 milligrams. The accused allegedly filled the prescriptions at pharmacies in Alberta and B.C., sometimes filling the same prescription in both provinces. This method is often known as double-doctoring.

It’s alleged that between Feb. 4, 2009 and July 15, 2010, the accused were prescribed roughly 67,660 Oxycontin pills, worth an estimated $3.4 million.

This medication would then be sold on the street for profit.

On Saturday, April 16, 2011, Sammy Sandy HABIB, 46, was arrested at his home in Kelowna, by members of the RCMP.

On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, Michel Ferris HABIB, 49, was arrested near his southwest Calgary home by CPS members.

Both brothers are facing numerous charges under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, including uttering a forged document, failing to disclose a previous prescription and fraud under $5,000.

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