Minnesota Couple Charged with Drug Crimes
Matthew Thomas Albrecht, 26, of Mapleton and the mother of one of his children, Angela Marie Ahl, 28, of Winnebago, have both been accused of selling OxyContin on separate occasions to informants working with the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force. A warrant has been issued for Albrecht who has been placed on a nationwide list of missing people since he disappeared from the area on April 16, 2010. Albrecht’s mother, Angie Wobschall, believes her son’s disappearance is related to drugs and fears he and Ahl got mixed up with the wrong crowd.
AZ Drugstore Robberies May Be Connected
Police in Surprise, Arizona, are looking into the relationship between a robbery at a Walgreens in their city and a similar robbery in Goodyear. Both robberies involved a man who pointed a gun at a pharmacy clerk and demanded OxyContin and Percocet pills. Authorities say each location gave similar descriptions of the suspect.
Son Helps Convict Father for Stealing OxyContin
Ricky R. Taylor, 49, of Columbus, Ohio, and his son, Tarail D. Taylor, 25, stole OxyContin and Percocet from five CVS pharmacies in 2008. The Taylor’s crimes were part of a surge in robberies at pharmacies and thefts of OxyContin. A year ago, the younger Taylor pleaded guilty to the charges and is currently serving a 10-year sentence. Because Ricky Taylor’s fingerprints were never found at the crime scenes, prosecutors needed Tarail Taylor’s testimony to convict his father. Ricky Taylor has been found guilty of eight counts of robbery, four counts of theft of drugs, possession of heroin and possessing a gun despite having a drug conviction. The older Taylor faces up to 39 years in prison.
Tween Drug Queen Was All Business
Everyone in her neighborhood thought she was old enough to be a college student, but in reality, it was a girl who was just one day shy of her thirteenth birthday who was arrested for selling crack and powered cocaine, marijuana, and OxyContin pills. The young girl was part of a major drug ring in New York known as the Handsome Hustlers. Nearly 40 people in total were arrested in connection with the large-scale drug operation. While local residents where shocked by her age, they weren’t surprised to learn she was dealing drugs; they saw her hang out with known drug dealers and run with an older, dangerous crowd. The girl’s mother was the only one shocked about her daughter’s activities and choice of friends.
Canadian Doctor Reinstated Following Drug Treatment
Dr. Anthony Hlynka, a physician in Winnipeg, is allowed to practice medicine again after regulators reinstated his license following charges of recklessly prescribing OxyContin and Percocet. Less than six months ago, Hlynka’s medical license was revoked when a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba investigation revealed he used patients to obtain large quantities of narcotics to satisfy his own drug addiction. The investigation found that Hlynka used 25 patients to obtain OxyContin pills for his personal use. This was one of the worst cases of OxyContin abuse seen by the College and Hlynka’s license was only reinstated because he has sought treatment for his prescription drug addiction. ?