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Wisconsin pharmacy owner facing federal charges

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen pills, also known as Vicodin, are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 recommended new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File) Photo: Image by The Associated Press

Wisconsin pharmacy owner facing federal charges

By Associated Press. CREATED Apr 17, 2014

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- An Oshkosh pharmacy owner faces federal charges for allegedly selling muscle relaxants and pain relievers on the Internet to people without prescriptions.

Prosecutors say Charles G. Schultz signed a contract with a website that distributes the drugs to customers nationwide. Oshkosh Northwestern Media reports Thursday that Schultz made more than $235,000 from the practice between 2006 and 2011.

Documents filed on April 8 in U.S. District Court charge Schultz with conspiracy to defraud the country.

Customers purchased the drugs through an online retailer called RX Limited, also known as AlphaNet-Trading. Court documents say Schultz signed a contract with the website in 2006 and received two payments from the site's bank in Hong Kong.

Schultz owned and operated pharmacies in Winnebago and Green counties.