Ihenacho and her husband, Baldwin Ihenacho, a registered pharmacist, co-owned and operated Meetinghouse Community Pharmacy in Dorchester. From about October 2007 and continuing to October 2008, Ihenacho and her husband conspired and agreed with others to intentionally distribute prescriptions that were issued outside of the usual course of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose.
The controlled substances included but were not limited to: Phendimetrazine Tartrate (used for weight loss), Alprazolam (also known as Xanax, used to treat anxiety), Clonazepam (used to treat seizure or panic disorders), Diazepam (used to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal symptoms or muscle spasms), Diethylpropion HCL (used as an appetite suppressant), Lorazepam (used to treat anxiety), Phentermine, Phentermine Blue and Phentermine Yellow (all used for weight loss) and Zolpidem Tartrate (used to treat insomnia).
Meetinghouse was the primary fulfillment pharmacy for Golden Island Investment or GoldenIGroup, an Internet pharmacy operation located in the Dominican Republic.
Consumers who wished to obtain certain drugs, but who did not have a prescription from a physician to obtain them, would surf the web for a site that offered to sell the desired medications.
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