2 admit roles in N.J. oxycodone trafficking scheme

NEWARK — Two North Jersey residents admitted their roles in a drug trafficking scheme that involved obtaining prescriptions for oxycodone and selling the narcotics for profit, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Rhonda Musallam, 41, of Fairview, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Newark federal court to an oxycodone distribution charge, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced in a statement.

Another member of the scheme, Robert O’Brien, 60, of Bloomfield, pleaded guilty Aug. 15, to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, officials said.

Fifteen of the 16 people charged in the drug conspiracy have been convicted, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The 16th person died in April …read more

Source: NJ.com Bergen

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