CORDOVA, Tenn. — The Drug Enforcement Administration on Friday suspended a Cordova pharmaceutical company for distributing large doses of opioids into Texas last year.
Authorities say Wholesale Rx, also known as Tyler Pharmaceuticals, is suspected of selling controlled substances on the black market.
According to DEA investigators, Wholesale Rx is responsible for shipping over two million opioid dosage units to Houston last year.
On Wednesday, Wholesale Rx was served with an immediate suspension order of their DEA registration.
Daniel C. Comeaux, the DEA special agent in charge of the Houston Division, released this statement:
“The immediate suspension order is a stark reminder that our rigorous enforcement to protect our communities knows no state lines. We will prosecute those DEA registrants who fail to comply with federal laws designed to ensure the safe and legal distribution of drugs. This case is another example of the DEA’s continued commitment to addressing our nation’s opioid crisis and ensuring registrants are compliant to reduce the diversion of controlled substances that leads to drug overdose deaths and violent crime in our communities .”
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