To face criminal drug charges one need not be accused of something illegal involving street drugs. It is possible that someone could be accused of a drug crime involving prescription drugs as well. Though under certain circumstances the possession and use of these drugs is legal, trafficking them is not.
Recently, 14 individuals from the Toronto area were charged with 120 drug charges involving oxycocet, oxycodone and fentanyl. Specifically, authorities claim those charged used personal information obtained from friends to falsify prescriptions which were sent to pharmacies via fax. Individuals were then enlisted to pick the prescription drugs at times that were prearranged.