On May 31, the Department of Justice announced a federal jury convicted Hieu “Tom” Truong, a pharmacist in Houston, Texas, for unlawfully distributing controlled substances.

According to court documents, Truong was the pharmacist-in-charge of S&S Pharmacy in Houston. Prosecutors presented evidence at trial showing that over a span of 18 months, Truong and his co-conspirators unlawfully distributed over 750,000 doses of controlled substances, including over 500,000 oxycodone and hydrocodone pills. Trial evidence also revealed that S&S Pharmacy filled forged or stolen prescriptions brought in by “street-level drug dealers” in exchange for cash payments. 

Truong was convicted of three counts of unlawfully distributing and dispensing controlled substances. He faces a maximum penalty of up to 60 years in prison, and in scheduled to be sentenced on October 3.  Seven other co-conspirators, including the owner and manager of the pharmacy, pleaded guilty to unlawfully distributing controlled substances.

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