Rochester man found guilty on multiple drug charges

Created: 08/08/2014 4:36 PM WHEC.com

A Rochester man was found guilty of intent to distribute oxycodone and to acquire and obtain possession of oxycodone by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery and deception.

The U.S. Attorney's Office say the conspiracy 73-year-old James Marsh was involved in lasted from November 2008 to March 2010. We're told Marsh and other members of the conspiracy used fraudulent oxycodone prescriptions to acquire the medicine and then distributed it.

Government witnesses say Marsh also used names like "Joe Black" and "Cowboy" when requesting prescriptions from a co-conspirator for 60 80-milligram tablets of Oxycontin in exchange for cash payments. He also allegedly asked the prescriptions to be written for other co-conspirators. Investigators say Marsh drove these fraudulent patients to pharmacies in Rochester to fill the prescriptions before paying them $100 for the pills.

Marsh can face up to 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000 or both for his charges.

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