GROVE – The owner and operator of an Internet pharmacy closed down by authorities was raking in over $24,000 a day, according to a Delaware County arrest affidavit.
Norman Edward Enyart Jr., 60, of Grove, was operating four Internet sites for his illegal pharmacy, known as the Grand Lake Pharmacy or the Grove Pharmacy, according to an arrest affidavit signed by Mike Eason investigator for District Attorney Eddie Wyant.
Each site brought in $6,000, according to the 6-page affidavit.
Pending charges against Enyart include maintaining dwelling where a controlled dangerous substance is kept, possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, operating an illegal pharmacy, possession of firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
Enyart, who is also known as J.R. Enyart, is free on $46,250 bail, despite Eason stating in the affidavit that Enyart is a flight risk because “he has connections out of the country.”
Telephone calls to James Wallace, Enyart’s attorney were not returned.
On January 23, Enyart was arrested for having a suspended driver’s license while driving a maroon Hummer. At the time of the arrest Enyart had over $20,000 in cash on him, which he claimed was a deposit, according to the affidavit.
Charges are also pending against Randolph “Randy” Earl Enyart, 45; Kristina Donohoe, 25; and Tammy Walker, 37, all of Grove.
They were arrested Feb. 29 when the Delaware County Drug Task Force raided two residences belonging to J.R. and Randy Enyart and two storage units. Authorities seized 2,000 Soma pills, other pills, marijuana, prescriptions, prescription orders, computers, 25 to 30 guns, computers, $17,000 in cash and more than 50,000 untaxed cigarettes.
Eason said the estimated value of the items seized is around $300,000.
Soma is used to relieve discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions in adults and is a controlled dangerous drug substance under Oklahoma law. While classified as a narcotic by state authorities it is not by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
The drug was also purchased by the Arkansas State Attorney General’s office in an undercover buy, where the state classifies it as a controlled drug, the affidavit states.
According to the affidavit some of the other prescribed drugs seized were Fioricet and Viagra.
DRUGS LINKED TO TEENAGE OVERDOSES
Investigators were also able to link high school students who overdosed on Soma to the pharmacy after an employee’s child stole the medication, according to the affidavit.
In an earlier interview with Bill Stephens, Miami School District superintendent, Stephens confirmed one student did have a non-fatal overdose. Mark Morris, interim Grove Police Chief, said no overdoses were reported at the Grove school district.
However, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Drug Enforcement Agency received numerous complaints and have linked eight fatal overdoses to the pharmacy, according to the affidavit.
PHARMACY MOVES FROM TRIBAL LAND
The pharmacy has been in operation since 2004 and has been under investigation since at least 2006, authorities said.
In February, Enyart, the only licensed pharmacist with the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe, lost his license after failing to pay the tribe tobacco tax he owed. He then moved the pharmacy to his home in rural Grove, according to the affidavit.
State Pharmacy Board records show a J.R. Enyart was rejected for a state license in October 2005. Under board questioning, Enyart admitted to having been convicted of a felony several years earlier, but couldn’t recall whether he had served jail time, board meeting minutes show.