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15 charged with illegally selling drugs such as oxycodone, Xanax in West Tennessee


JACKSON, Tennessee — Federal prosecutors say 15 people from West Tennessee have been charged with illegally selling prescription drugs such as oxycodone and Xanax.

The U.S. attorney's office says the suspects, who are from Haywood and Lauderdale counties, were arrested early Wednesday.

Charges stem from an illegal conspiracy to sell and distribute oxycodone, hydrocodone, Xanax and buprenorphine.

Several defendants are charged with acquiring the controlled substances by methods including fraud and forgery.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and authorities in Tipton, Madison and Lauderdale counties participated in the investigation and arrests.

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