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March 12, 2018: Champaign, Illinois, Resident Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Producing & Selling Over 80,000 Homemade Tramadol Capsules to Customers without Verifying Prescriptions


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OWENSBORO, Ky. – A Champaign, Illinois, resident was sentenced today in United States District Court, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, to one year in prison, ordered to pay $950.00 restitution & ordered to pay a $5,000 fine for distribution of Tramadol, a Schedule IV controlled substance, introduction of misbranded drugs, & telephone fraud, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

According to the plea agreement, Skyler Dean Prahl, 32, imported Tramadol powder from overseas and used an encapsulating machine to create Tramadol capsules.  Tramadol is a synthetic opioid drug. For several years Prahl operated an online business marketing & selling Tramadol capsules and other substances to customers throughout the United States.  Prahl sold well over 80,000 units of Tramadol to customers without inquiring or verifying that his customers had a valid prescription.

Prahl admitted that on August 31, 2015, he knowingly & intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute, & distributed Tramadol to an undercover agent.

He further admitted that on August 31, 2015, with the intent to mislead & defraud, he introduced a misbranded drug, Tramadol, into interstate commerce by shipping Tramadol from Champaign, Illinois, to Owensboro, Kentucky.  The Tramadol was misbranded because its label failed to state the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, & distributor, & because it failed to bear adequate directions for use.

Lastly, Prahl admitted that between January 28, 2016, and March 5, 2016, he devised a wire fraud scheme. Specifically, Prahl used email to promise to deliver at least 3,000 Tramadol capsules to “Michael Riley” in return for $950, but failed to deliver the Tramadol capsules even after receiving the funds.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David R. Weiser & was investigated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration – Office of Criminal Investigation (Owensboro, Kentucky, domicile) with assistance from the United States Postal Inspection Service (Evansville, Indiana, domicile) & DEA Diversion (Springfield, Illinois, Resident Office), & the Kentucky State Police, DESI-East.

 

Topic(s): 

Opioids

Prescription Drugs

 

Component(s): 

USAO – Kentucky, Western

 

 

 

 

Updated: March 14, 2018 — 9:26 pm

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