On May 6th, 2013

14 Years In Prison For Illegally Distributing Oxycodone

Congratulations to our California Statewide Law Enforcement Association members (CSLEA) with the California Department of Justice and the California Medical Board who assisted in the oxycodone distribution case against a woman who operated four medical clinics in Southern California.

Last week, Anush Davtyan, 53, of Encino, was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and possession with intent to distribute.   Oxycodone is a powerful and widely abused prescription narcotic sold under brand names such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Percodan.

In a plea agreement, Davtyan admitted she and her common-law husband operated four clinics where oxycodone prescriptions were written,  the prescriptions were then filled at pharmacies, the drugs were brought back to the clinics and then diverted to a dealer for sale on the street.  Davtyan also admitted that she bribed pharmacists to fill large number of oxycodone prescriptions generated by her clinics. 

"This case was investigated by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, " said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona.  "Our CSLEA members who are special agents and investigators routinely join forces with other agencies and levels of government to investigate, arrest offenders and see through to prosecution, cases of criminal activity."

When federal agents searched Davtyan's home, they found 1,116 pills inside the home and another 7,589 pills in her Mercedes parked in the garage.  Davtyan's common-law husband, Armen Ayrappetyan, remains a fugitive and is believed to be living in Russia. 

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