A Philadelphia pharmacist is charged with conspiring with a Norristown man to fraudulently obtain, then sell, the narcotic oxycodone.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said Arlene Gerson, 46, abused her position as a pharmacist in working with Jeffrey Handy, 33, to use blank prescription pads as a way of obtaining the addictive painkiller.
The FBI arrested Gerson and Handy today. Both are charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. Gerson is also charged with attempted distribution of oxycodone. Handy is also charged with attempted possession.