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Woman pleads guilty to selling drugs from fraudulently obtained prescriptions

A Buffalo woman who obtained fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life imprisonment when she is sentenced Feb. 21 by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Jennifer Courton, 30, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute fentanyl.

According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Courton was one of nine people who, between July 2013 and May 2015, obtained and filled fraudulent prescriptions for fentanyl, oxycodone, oxymorphone and amphetamine issued by Brandon Coburn, a licensed nurse practitioner who was legally authorized to prescribe controlled substances.

Courton also recruited others to fill prescriptions written by Coburn and sold some of the illegal narcotics from her Vermont Street residence.

 

 

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