Colorado Pharmacist Gets Six Months for Selling Painkillers

DENVER (AP) – A Colorado pharmacist who pleaded guilty to illegally selling prescription painkillers has been sentenced to six months in prison and must pay $55,000 toward state programs helping crime victims and addicts. Prosecutors say the financial penalty is the first of its kind in Colorado’s federal court district and among the first nationally intended to help people with substance addictions. According to court records, Mary Aronson sold oxycodone and amphetamine pills to an informant.