Clinic worker arrested in prescription drug scheme
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested one man accused of being part of a prescription drug ring in which more than 200 fraudulent prescriptions for the powerful pain-killing drugs oxycodone and hydrocodone from a Baton Rouge clinic.
40-year-old Benjamin Landry, of Plaquemine, was booked Friday on counts of racketeering and distribution and manufacturing of Schedule II drugs.
According to the arrest warrant, Landry and eight other people filled 232 forged prescriptions and exchanged the drugs for money.
The investigation began when a local pharmacy faxed a copy of a prescription to the clinic for verification on Dec. 2. The warrant says the doctor at the clinic realized he never wrote that prescription.
It was unclear whether Landry has an attorney.
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