Man arrested for OxyContin - again

Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009

JUNEAU - A 32-year-old Juneau man was arrested on Monday afternoon for selling OxyContin to an undercover informant.

Anthony Parr was arrested at about 1:30 p.m. on a felony charge of misconduct involving a controlled substance during a drug deal that occurred at the Twin Lakes parking lot.

Parr sold three 80-milligram tablets of OxyContin to an undercover informant for $480, according to the Juneau Police Department. He has been lodged in the Lemon Creek Correctional Center and is being held on no bail.

Parr was also charged with violating conditions of release. He was out of jail on $5,000 bail for previous drug charges, both Class A felonies. He was indicted by a grand jury in April on those two charges, stemming from an arrest on Dec. 12, 2008, involving oxycodone.

OxyContin is the name brand of an extended-release form of oxycodone, an opiate medication prescribed for pain. Police officers say the drug has become an increasing problem in the community in recent years. A single 80-milligram pill is estimated to have a street value between $175 and as much as $250, according to JPD.

The drug charges are punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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