WALLINGFORD – A six month investigation resulted in the arrest of a Meriden man who police said recruited others to falsely obtain prescription drugs and later he would sell them.
Ramphis Pacheco, 34 of Meriden, was charged with 15 counts each of sale of narcotics, forgery and one count of insurance fraud. Pacheco was arrested on February 11th. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond.
Police said Pacheco would recruit people in need of money to get prescriptions from at least four doctors. They said he would pay those he recruited a minimal amount of money in return. Pacheco asked people with Medicaid so the pills would not cost any money. The prescriptions were for 120, 30 mg pill of Oxycodone, which is an addictive DEA Schedule II Narcotic Analgesic.
Police estimated that Pacheco’s operation procured almost 6,200 pills with an estimated street value $185,400.