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Woman Charged in Sale of Oxycodone in Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. – A Stamford woman was arrested at her Norwalk place of work Tuesday on charges of selling Oxycodone pills to undercover Norwalk Police officers, police say. Lena McRae, 42, of 15 Nelson St. was acquiring 480 thirty-milligram Oxycodone pills a month with two prescriptions and then selling the pills, according to Officer Mark Suda.

Suda gave the following account of the arrest:

Police began the investigation in early October. Special Services officers contacted McRae on her cell phone and set up two transactions in Norwalk. The first sale was for 20 pills, the second for 28. Police paid $15 for each pill, but Suda said the street value per pill was between $20 and $30.

McRae has two prescriptions for Oxycodone, and gets 240 pills twice a month. Each order of 240 pills costs $347. Police could not verify the legitimacy of the prescription at this time. McRae has insurance through the company she works for.

Police applied for two warrants, because there were two buys, and arrested McRae at 601 Main St., the Merrit 7 complex, where she works. She was charged with two counts of possession of narcotics, two counts of failure to keep drugs in their original container, two counts of illegal manufacture/distribution/sale/prescription, one count of sale/possession within distance of a school and one count of illegal possession near a school. Bond was $100,000.

Police will be following up the investigation with McRae's insurance company and the pharmacies involved.

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