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Four Indicted in Prescription Drug Scam

October 22, 2012

October 22, 2012

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236

Or 508-688-5565

WORCESTER — A Worcester County Grand Jury has handed up 134 indictments of two south county brothers and two accomplices in a prescription drug scheme, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

The grand jury reported the indictments on Wednesday. Their arraignments in Worcester Superior Court have yet to be scheduled.

Anthony Allen, 36, of 106 Main St., Oxford was indicted on 25 counts of conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act; six counts of uttering a false prescription; five counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud; and four counts of filing a false health care claim.

His brother, Douglas Allen, 34, of 179 Old North Woodstock Road, Southbridge was indicted on 25 counts of conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act; and single counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud; uttering a false prescription; filing a false health care claim; possession of a firearm without an identification car; possession of ammunition without an identification card; and failing to secure a firearm.

Laurie Hazen, 40, of 8 Crown St., Apt.1L, Webster was indicted on five counts of

conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act; five counts of uttering a false prescription; five counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud; and two counts of filing a false health care claim.

Wendy Cantin, 33, of 111 Whitney St., Gardner was indicted on 13 counts of conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act; 13 counts of uttering a false prescription; 12 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and eight counts of filing a false health care claim.

A long investigation revealed that the Allen brothers, with their accomplices, used fraudulent prescriptions to obtain Oxycodone at pharmacies throughout Central Massachusetts. The crimes were committed in 2010 and 2011.

The joint investigation included the State Police Diversion Investigative Unit, Office of the Inspector General, Health and Human Services, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center Police.