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Father, son pharmacists sentenced in drug scheme

January 15, 2015

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say father and son pharmacists from south Georgia have been sentenced for misbranding prescription medication and also selling pills to drug dealers for profit.

Authorities say 63-year-old R. Wayne Murphy was sentenced to three years in prison and 36-year-old J. Kevin Murphy was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Wayne Murphy obtained prescription drugs that were smuggled into the United States, rebranded them with labels from his pharmacy and sold them to customers.

Prosecutors also said Kevin Murphy bought large quantities of prescription drugs and sold them to drug dealers. Authorities say he admitted to selling more than 57,300 hydrocodone pills and 4,000 Xanax pills.

The two have also been fined $10,000 and are ordered to forfeit more than $403,400 in criminal proceeds.

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