Corey Haim Prescription Linked to Illegal Ring

The San Diego-based drug ring is responsible for thousands of fraudulent prescriptions, investigators say

Last Updated: March 14, 2010 @ 8:22 PM

Investigators say that an illegal drug prescription for Corey Haim, the actor who died unexpectedly last week, was found during an investigation of a fraudulent drug ring responsible for thousands of illegal pharmaceutical sales.

An inquiry has linked Corey Haim, who died last week, to a drug ring based in San Diego. The investigation has linked more than 5,000 fraudulent prescriptions to the drug ring so far, officials said. While combing a database of prescriptions in the state, investigators found one in Mr. Haim’s name for OxyContin. The ring is based in San Diego, where the county’s district attorney is prosecuting the case.

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