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Austin pharmacy owner convicted of illegally distributing over 1M pills of oxycodone, hydrocodone

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The co-owner of Austin's CC Pharmacy 2 and CC Pharmacy 3 was found guilty of unlawfully distributing controlled substances and laundering money, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.


Clint Carr of Cypress was convicted Monday by a federal jury after court evidence showed he and co-conspirator Dustin Curry had distributed over 1.1 million pills of oxycodone and hydrocodone from the two pharmacies in Austin, as well as pharmacies in Houston and Round Rock.

The pills were sold in bulk for cash by drug couriers posing as staff of long-term care facilities, according to trial evidence. CC Pharmacy brought in over $5.5 million from the illegal sale of the pills, a release from the DOJ says. Additional evidence shows the proceeds were used for a "lavish lifestyle" for Carr, including the down payment on a $100,000 Ford pickup truck.

Carr was convicted of one count of conspiracy to unlawfully distribute and dispense controlled substances, four counts of unlawfully distributing and dispensing controlled substances, one count of conspiracy to launder money and two counts of engaging in monetary transactions derived from unlawful activity. He faces a maximum total penalty of up to 140 years in prison.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 27.

Five other co-conspirators, including Carr's business partner, have pleaded guilty to the same crime.

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