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Octogenarian charged with dealing pain pills

By: AP
By: AP

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Law enforcement authorities arrested an 81-year-old man who illegally sold powerful prescription pain relievers. The arrest followed a raid on a home Monday by the Alaska Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Enforcement.

An undercover agent had purchased OxyContin, a prescription painkiller with opiate effects, at the home.

Officers said a woman in the home had 37 pills, which have a street value of $100 each in Fairbanks. She said she had sold pills.

While officers were at the home, another woman took a call from the man and told him that she needed more pills. He arrived 15 minutes later with 80 pills and was arrested.

The man was charged with felony drug misconduct.

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