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Sep292011

More than Two Dozen Arrested in Drug Raid at Boeing Plant

Stephen Morton/Bloomberg via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- More than two dozen Boeing employees have been arrested in a drug sting, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Philadelphia.

In a coordinated long-term undercover effort, agents from both the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration arrested employees and former employees of Boeing’s Rigley Park plant. One non-employee was arrested in connection as well. The effort was aimed at prescription drug abuse at the plant and each individual was charged with the illegal distribution of a prescription drug.

The drugs, which include fentanyl (“Actiq”), oxycodone (“Oxycontin”), alprazolam (“Xanax”), and buprenorphine (“Suboxone"), were being distributed on Boeing property. The FBI learned of the drug activity from suspicious Boeing officials.

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