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Belton pharmacist indicted in comspiracy to illegally distribute drugs

Thursday, February 14, 2008

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Belton pharmacist and four other people are indicted for allegedly working together to illegally distribute almost $1 million in prescription drugs.

U.S. Attorney John Wood said Thursday that a federal grand jury has charged pharmacist Mary Lynn Rostie with participating in the conspiracy from August 2004 to October 2005.

Also charged were Cynthia S. Martin, also of Belton, and Dr. Christopher L. Elder, Troy R. Solomon and Delmon L. Johnson, all of Houston, Texas.

Prosecutors claim Elder sent hundreds of prescriptions to Rostie's The Medicine Shoppe for painkillers, anti-anxiety medication and other drugs. She then allegedly shipped the drugs by mail to Elder and Solomon, who allegedly dispensed the drugs.

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