Drugs And Guns Seized In Pharmacy Sting

Thursday, March 13th 2008, 10:21 pm
By: News On 6

Investigators found some loot when they broke up an illegal pharmacy earlier this month.  A man was arrested for selling prescriptions over the Internet, out of his bedroom.  The News On 6's crime reporter Lori Fullbright reports investigators took tons of drugs, cigarettes and guns.

State agents say they found 48 bottles containing a thousand pills each of Soma, a powerful muscle relaxer and controlled substance in Oklahoma.  They were headed for the Grand Lake Pharmacy, which agents say was being run by J.R. Enyart.  He was arrested last week.

Agents say Enyart paid $6,000 for the shipment and would've re-bottled them and sold them for six times that amount.  Investigators say he sold hundreds of thousands of pills, even though he didn't have a pharmacy or drug license.

"He's just a citizen filing prescriptions in his house," said Earl Beaver with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

They say most of his shipments went to other states and after eight people died from taking Enyart's drugs, agents busted his operation.  It is alleged that people went online, told their symptoms to a doctor they've never seen, who was likely in a place like Puerto Rico.  That doctor would send them a prescription, and then, they would order their drugs.  Everything is over the Internet.

Some may wonder why someone would sell drugs without a license.  Investigators claim Enyart was making between $4,000 and $10,000 a day.

The government has already confiscated his Corvette, Hummer and two boats.

The huge numbers of people who are addicted to prescription drugs seek out shady operations to feed their need.  The problem is, there's no way to tell if what you're buying could kill you.

"You do not know what you're receiving over the Internet. Could be anything.  Virtually anything. It may not even be the medicine you ordered," said Earl Beaver with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

Agents say Enyart was filling around 150 prescriptions a day and there's no way to track down all those people and tell them he didn't have a license and they could be in danger.

Agents say Enyart was denied an Oklahoma pharmacy license, but received one through the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe in exchange for a cut, anywhere from 50 cents each to $200, for the prescriptions he filled for the tribe.

They say the tribe didn't renew his license after about six months due to many concerns about his business practices.

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