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The “Drug Llama” Indicted on Illegal Drug Distribution

The distribution and recreational use of illegal prescription drugs is arguably considered an epidemic throughout the United States. Many illegal distributors use the dark web for selling their “product.” Melissa Scanlan, also known as the “Drug Llama,” was arrested and indicted on five counts of distribution of fentanyl and one count for each of the following: conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, selling counterfeit drugs, misbranding drugs, and intentional money laundering. Further, the “Drug Llama” was allegedly selling oxycodone and labeling the drug as product of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. She is also accused of selling Cytotec, a drug when combined with another combination of drugs induces an abortion. The “Drug Llama” is facing at least 10 years in prison.