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Clayton man accused of trafficking prescription drugs

Posted March 5, 2015

Eddie Ray Ryan Jr.

— Authorities arrested a Clayton man Wednesday on charges that he forged and trafficked prescription drugs.

Johnston County sheriff's deputies along with agents with the State Bureau of Investigation arrested Eddie Ray Ryan Jr., 38, on three counts each of obtaining prescription drugs by fraud and three counts of trafficking in 61 oxycodone with acetaminophen pills.

SBI agents were alerted about Ryan after it was discovered that he allegedly used 51 controlled substances prescriptions from 10 doctors he took to 10 pharmacies over a year’s time.

Ryan was jailed under a $150,000 bond.


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  • Roy Hinkley Mar 6, 2015
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    Why is that a bad thing?

  • Jimmy Jordan Mar 5, 2015
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    The trafficking laws in NC are insane. It only takes 4 grams of oxycodone to get trafficking. Anything mixed with the oxycodone such as acetaminophen is weighed as oxycodone. So you could have 5 hydrocodone or oxycodone pills and you are trafficking opium with a mandatory minimum sentence.