Feds Pry Open Opioid “Dark Web”

First investigators came across a package of 101 oxycontin pills sent to a New Haven doctor via a “dark web narcotics distribution organization.” Then came a call from Walgreens — and the feds were closing on the doctor, a suspected illicit opioid dealer.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that a grand jury has now indicted the 37-year-old medical resident on 35 counts of distribution of narcotics without a legitimate medical purpose — 35 counts to match 35 alleged incidents of writing prescriptions for oxycodone “for non-legitimate medical purposes outside the scope of her professional practice in the name of at least five individuals.”