FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says a grand jury has indicted three people in connection with a scheme to mail large quantities of prescription pain pills to the state from Florida.
The indictment Friday charges 27-year-old Peter Nibert of Pasco County, Florida, with conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances and being a persistent felony offender. It also charges 36-year-old Scotty Dewayne Highsmith and 24-year-old Cary Alder, both of Hopkinsville, Ky., with conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances.
Attorneys for Highsmith and Alder did not immediately return calls seeking comment. Court records did not list an attorney for Nibert.
Conway's office has recently increased investigations of illegal prescription pill trafficking, and governors of both Kentucky and Florida have urged Congress to help states fight the illegal distribution of prescription drugs.
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