Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

Dealer Charged After The Counterfeit Pill He Sold Killed One In Mount Vernon

Charges announced against John Mendieta of Mount Vernon, Washington. Mendieta allegedly sold a counterfeit Percocet pill to 27-year-old Ronald Schweigert, who died after taking it. Schweigert was one of four Mount Vernon residents to die after taking a counterfeit Percocet pill laced with fentanyl in less than 45 days…

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Washington

Our 2018 information sheet summarizes recent counterfeit drug incidents in Washington.

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Counterfeit Fentanyl Pills Being Found Across Washington State

In Washington state, law enforcement agencies are finding counterfeit pills made with fentanyl all around the state. In Tri-Cities, the DEA raided several properties after concerns about the increase of fake fentanyl pills being sold on the street. Over in Seattle, it is a battle just to figure out what all these counterfeit pills are made with. Increasingly, it is heroin and fentanyl…

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Washington Naturopath Sentenced To Jail In Misbranded Drug Case

Washington state naturopathy Rick Marschall was convicted in 2011 for illegally prescribing misbranded drugs to his patients. Sentenced to probation, he kept prescribing causing the state to suspend his license in 2013. He continued to practice medicine without a license and just received a jail sentence for prescribing the same misbranded drugs to his patients…

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Naturopathic Doctor Pleads Guilty to Using Misbranded Drug on Patients

A Port Angeles, WA area naturopathic physician pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce. Richard Marschall prescribed human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) to approximately 60 people for weight loss between February 2014 and February 2017.

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Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Washington

Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Washington Click here to read PSM’s Fentanyl 101. Since 2012, drug traffickers have been selling North Americans counterfeit medications made from fentanyl, a dangerous painkiller 25-40 times stronger than heroin, and even stronger synthetic opioids like carfentanil. The problem has spread to at least 45 states, and many Americans have suffered…

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