Federal Agents Arrest Two Dozen Boeing Employees in Prescription Drug Abuse Sting

Federal Agents Arrest Two Dozen Boeing Employees in Prescription Drug Abuse Sting

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration have arrested employees and former employees of Boeing's Ridley Park, Pennsylvania plant and one non-employee in a coordinated, long-term, undercover effort aimed at prescription drug abuse at the manufacturing plant. Indictments against 23 individuals were unsealed charging each with the illegal distribution of a prescription drug. The drugs being distributed by these defendants include but are not limited to fentanyl ("Actiq"), oxycodone ("Oxycontin"), alprazolam ("Xanax"), and buprenorphine ("Suboxone). The drugs were being distributed on Boeing's property. Boeing officials brought their suspicions of drug activity to federal law enforcement and have cooperated fully with the long-term investigation. Read more from the Department of Justice.