Pittsburgh man gets probation for distributing 3,000 oxycodone tablets

July 24, 2018

A Pittsburgh man was sentenced last week to three years of probation for unlawfully distributing more than 3,000 oxycodone pills, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Scott Brady.

Michael C. Pegher, 47, pleaded guilty in February in federal court to drug-related offenses. In addition to the probation term, Pegher was ordered to perform 75 hours of community service.

Pegher acquired the pills between April 2013 and September 2014 through prescriptions written by a doctor who federal authorities said illegally wrote oxycodone prescription for Pegher and others.

Oxycodone is a powerful opioid painkiller.

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