NH man pleads guilty in OxyContin fraud scheme

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CONCORD, NH – Geoffrey McIntosh, 36, last known address Milford, NH, pleaded guilty today in the United States District Court Judge to conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, oxycodone.

According to documents that were filed in U.S. District Court and statements in the plea proceeding, McIntosh and others passed dozens of false prescriptions for OxyContin pills at pharmacies in the Manchester and Nashua areas.

McIntosh arranged for runners to pass these fraudulent prescriptions at pharmacies. The runners would then provide the pills to McIntosh in exchange for pills or cash. McIntosh would then sell the pills or have others sell them on his behalf.

During the investigation, law enforcement officers identified more than 100 fraudulent prescriptions for OxyContin, which were filled in 2009 and 2010.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for July 1, 2016. The statutory maximum prison term for the crime charged is 20 years. The court will sentence McIntosh after it has had an opportunity to review a pre-sentence report prepared by the United States Probation & Pretrial Services Office.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from other law enforcement agencies, including the Nashua Police Department, Manchester Police Department, Merrimack Police Department, and the New Hampshire State Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John J. Farley.


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