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Norristown Man Charged in Illegal Drug Scheme

Jeffrey Handy partnered with a Philadelphia pharmacist to write phony prescriptions for oxycodone.

According to Philly.com, a Norristown man and a Philadelphia pharmacist are facing charges after the paired teamed up to write fraudulent prescriptions for oxycodone and then sell the painkiller illegally.

Jeffrey Handy, 33, of Norristown, allegedly helped pharmacist Arlene Gerson, 46, to write and fill phony prescriptions for the addictive drug and then sell it illegally. Both Handy and Gerson reportedly enlisted others in their scheme.

According to Philly.com, the pair face a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, three years of supervised release and $2 million in fines if they're convicted.

Read more about the case here.

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