NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A 74-year-old Connecticut man has pleaded guilty for his role in the sale of about 45,000 oxycodone pills.

Federal prosecutors say Harry Duren, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in New Haven to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, oxycodone.

Authorities say from about March 2011 until April 2016, Duren obtained prescriptions for medications containing oxycodone from doctors around Connecticut and then arranged to resell the medications for his own profit. They say he and his co-conspirators sold about 45,000 pills and Duren made a profit from the illicit drug sales of about $700,000.

Duren is free on $50,000 bond pending sentencing scheduled for Nov. 29, when faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.

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