Allen Co. Residents Charged with Conspiring to Sell Stolen Hyrdocodone

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Three Allen County residents were charged this week, by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green, with a conspiracy to distribute the pain killer, Hydrocodone. David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, says it was stolen from a pharmacy by a former employee.

According to the seven count federal indictment, beginning in May 2012 and continuing to October 2012, Lynn Harper Denton, 46, a former employee of Stovall's Prescription Shop, and Katherine Virginia Rookstool, 34, are accused of conspiring to sell over $5,000 of stolen Hydrocodone that had not been made available to consumers for retail purchase.

Denton, Rookstool, and Jeffrey Clay Stinson, 47, were charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute Hydrocodone. Additionally, Stinson faces four charges of knowingly possessing and distributing hydrocodone.

If convicted at trial, Denton could be sentenced to no more than 30 years in prison, a $750,000 fine, and a period of five years of supervised release.

Rookstool could be sentenced to no more than 25 years in prison, a $750,000 fine, and a period of five years of supervised release.

Stinson could be sentenced to 60 years in prison, a $3,000,000 fine and a period of no less than four years of supervised release.


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