NM couple accused of prescription drug trafficking

Posted at: 05/23/2013 6:06 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Truth or Consequences couple is in custody for allegedly trafficking in prescription drugs.
    
Prosecutors say Michael Capps and his wife appeared in Las Cruces federal court Thursday morning on criminal complaints charging them with conspiracy and the unlawful distribution of the prescription painkillers oxymorphone and oxycontin.
    
They say 52-year-old Roberta Capps waived a preliminary hearing and entered a not guilty plea before being released on conditions of release pending trial.
    
Prosecutors say 52-year-old Michael Capps remains in custody pending a preliminary hearing and a May 29 detention hearing.
    
The couple was arrested Tuesday for allegedly selling quantities of the prescription drugs to a federal source on three occasions between last December and January.
    
If convicted in the case, prosecutors say the Capps each face up to 20-year prison sentences.

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