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Seattle Man Arrested for Selling Oxycontin Prescriptions

Posted by Steve Karimi | Apr 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you are accused of a drug crime in Washington, it is considered a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act or VUCSA. These crimes are taken very seriously by police and often result in felony charges. It is important for anyone facing VUCSA charges to contact a Seattle defense attorney right away.

A VUCSA conviction can result in a number of penalties that have long term negative effects. Take for example, a former anesthesiologist, Hieu Tu Le, recently plead guilty to charges of running, what was described in an article on as an “open-air drug market”. Le pleaded guilty earlier this month to accusations that he was selling Oxycontin prescriptions to addicts out of his Seattle clinic. Oxycontin is a prescription pain killer and a very strong opiate that is often used by addicts. Le operated a medical marijuana clinic but also sold customers prescriptions for Oxycontin as well as individual pills.

In July, federal agents raided Le's home, business and vehicle in order to collect evidence of his crimes. The Seattle PI reports that Le faced up to 7 years of jail time for his crimes, and conviction seemed likely; undercover law enforcement had recorded conversations with Le in which he admitted to selling prescriptions to addicts. Le was able to obtain a plea bargain and pleaded guilty to the charges. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison as well as the confiscation of money found to be in connection with the drug sales and a vehicle he purchased with drug money. He will also have to be on supervised release for 3 years once he leaves prison.

Drug crimes are serious business and police often gather incriminating evidence before making an arrest. In any situation, an experienced drug crime attorney can help you get the best possible results. Even if you believe you cannot win your case, a lawyer can still assist you in getting a plea bargain, getting your charges reduced, and helping you through the process.

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Steve Karimi

Steve Karimi attended Pepperdine University School of Law. After graduation he worked as a prosecutor in Seattle where he gained valuable insight to the criminal justice system. Attorney Karimi uses his experiences as a prosecutor everyday only now he fights for the justice of those accused.


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