TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Churchill man sentenced to six months in prison for selling drug samples

About The Tribune-Review
The Tribune-Review can be reached via e-mail or at 412-321-6460.
Contact Us | Video | Photo Reprints

Daily Photo Galleries


By The Tribune-Review

Published: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 3:27 p.m.

A Churchill man will spend six months in prison and six months on home confinement for selling prescription drug samples to two pharmacists, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Lawrence A. Swanson, 54, pleaded guilty in September to unlawfully selling drug samples. From January 2005 to May 2011, he would meet a supplier late at night in various grocery store parking lots to receive garbage bags filled with samples of drugs such Allegra, Celebrex, Januvia and Lipitor, prosecutors say.

He would sell the drugs to the two pharmacists, who have also been charged, prosecutors say.

U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon also sentenced Swanson to three years of probation, including the six months of home detention, and ordered him to forfeit $56,000 in profits to the government.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Pirates trade for Mets 1B Davis
  2. Crews search for Latrobe woman in Linn Run State Park
  3. Pittsburgh-area students on the hunt for the perfect prom dress
  4. Hempfield native, 22, publishes with local independent press
  5. Man found fatally shot in Larimer a mile away from Homewood peace march
  6. Donald turns down New York invite for NFL Draft
  7. City Theatre cancels ‘Grounded’ through April 20
  8. Survivors in critical condition a day after fifth Armstrong County car crash victim dies
  9. Sculpture at Phipps links art and sustainability
  10. Pens insider: Penalty killing a concern in Stanley Cup playoffs
  11. NBA commissioner Silver makes raising age limit a priority
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.