Last updated: March 06. 2014 5:57AM - 1616 Views
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The West Virginia State Police and U.S. 119 Drug Task Force arrested Timothy L. Meade, 52, of Whitman, after he received an envelope through the U.S. Postal Service.

The package contained two Licodaine Pain Patches and numerous Xanax pills.

Meade told officers his brother in Indiana sent the envelope addressed to him, but he was to deliver the package to his mother. The criminal complaint says the brother had the contents of the package prescribed for him in Indiana.

Meade faces charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, conspiracy and prohibited drug purchase or receipt.

The W.Va. code 60A-8-6 says: It is unlawful for any person or entity to knowingly purchase or receive any prescription drug from any source other than a person or entity licensed pursuant to the laws of this state except where otherwise provided, such person or entity to include, but not be limited to, a wholesale distributor, manufacturer, pharmacy distributor or pharmacy. Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars. Any person who violates this section shall for a second offense be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than one thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars.

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