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Virginia Psychiatrist, Others Arrested in Xanax Pill Distribution Investigation

Charges include the distribution of narcotics, money laundering and related weapons charges, police said.

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    Virginia Psychiatrist, Others Arrested in Xanax Pill Distribution Investigation
    Prince William County Police Department
    Craig Krause is one of the 27 suspects arrested in the investigation by the Prince William County Police Department.

    A Prince William County, Virginia, doctor was arrested for continuing to prescribe medication to patients who were knowingly selling the drugs to others, according to the Prince William County Police Department.

    Craig Charles Krause, from Gainesville, Virginia, was arrested with 27 others as part of Operation Breaking Bars, an investigation into the import and distribution of high volumes of illicit Xanax pills. Police were eventually led to Krause after one of their suspects sold medication prescribed by Krause to other people

    Detectives visited Krause, a psychiatric doctor, multiple times to alert him that his prescribed medication was being abused and sold. They said he refused to stop prescribing the medication, and police later found out more medication, including Xanax, was being obtain via prescriptions by several other people and sold to others, including an undercover detective.

    Search warrants on two of the doctor’s offices were carried out on Aug. 9. Krause was found to have hydrocodone and a firearm.

    Prince William County Doctor Among 28 Charged In Illegal Drug Sting

    [DC] Prince William County Doctor Among 28 Charged In Illegal Drug Sting
    A doctor is among the 28 people charged with importing or distributing illegal narcotics, such as Xanax, in Prince William County. Pat Collins reports.
    (Published Monday, Aug. 15, 2016)

    Police said 28 people have been charged with distribution of narcotics, money laundering and related weapons charges. They said the suspects are allegedly responsible for the distribution of thousands of Xanax pills in Prince William County and other parts of the country.