A Kansas City woman has been sentenced to federal prison for passing forged and counterfeit drug prescriptions.
Michelle C. Newton, 46, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City to three years and 10 months in prison.
She was part of a group that conspired to fraudulently obtain oxycodone pills from pharmacies throughout western Missouri from 2013 until earlier this year.
Conspirators would then resell the pills.
Newton was arrested while attempting to pass a phony prescription at a Kansas City pharmacy.
Four other people have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.