CALGARY — Two brothers are accused of getting and filling more than 85 prescriptions of highly addictive Oxycontin in both Alberta and British Columbia, then selling the pills on the street for a profit.
Calgary police say the men allegedly obtained prescriptions for various strengths of the narcotic painkiller from more than a dozen doctors in Alberta and B.C.
The accused allegedly filled the prescriptions at pharmacies in Alberta and B.C., sometimes filling the same prescription in both provinces — known as double-doctoring.
Police allege that between Feb. 4, 2009 and July 15, 2010, the accused were prescribed roughly 67,660 Oxycontin pills, worth an estimated $3.4 million.
Sammy Sandy Habib, 46, was arrested Saturday at his home in Kelowna, B.C., while Michel Ferris Habib, 49, was arrested Tuesday near his southwest Calgary home.
Both are facing numerous charges under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, including uttering a forged document, failing to disclose a previous prescription and fraud under $5,000.