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0 3 Dozen Boeing military aircraft workers face drug charges After Entrapment Sting

Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged three dozen current and former employees of a Boeing plant that manufactures military aircraft with buying or selling prescription drugs abused at the site.

FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided the Ridley Park, Pennsylvania plant earlier following a four-year, undercover operation to curtail drug abuse at the plant, which manufactures CH-47 Chinook helicopters and V-22 Osprey helicopter-airplane hybrids used by the military.
Of those charged, 36 were current or former Boeing employees, while another was neither, prosecutors said.
The US Department of Justice said 23 of the accused were indicted on charges of illegally distributing prescription drugs, including painkillers fentanyl (Actiq) and oxycodone (Oxycontin); anti-anxiety medication alprazolam (Xanax); and buprenorphine (Suboxone), an opioid used to treat addiction.
Maximum penalties varied greatly for those workers, depending on the severity of the charges, ranging from 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine to 220 years in prison and an $11 million fine for Joseph Salvato, who charged with nine counts of distributing oxycodone and two counts for fentanyl.
Another 14 defendants were charged with attempted possession of the drugs being sold by their co-workers, a misdemeanor charge.
That group of employees faces up to a year in prison for each count.
Each worker was said to have either sold a controlled substance to an FBI cooperator or bought a placebo they believed was a controlled substance from an FBI cooperator.

I think it's called "entrapment".... it aint legal..and it's 3 more steps forward to a 1984 type environment in the workplace.

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