NM couple accused of prescription drug trafficking

May 24, 2013 • State News

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 [auth] 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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