To the authorities, Roxanne Granberry monitored the funds that her husband, William, made illegally through a prescription pill racket. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Gene Rossi, she copped luxury cars and bling that she couldn’t have possibly afforded with her husband’s earnings as an electrician. A salesman will also testify how Roxanne Granberry made a $26,000 cash down payment on a backyard pool. For her role, Roxanne Granberry is facing felony charges of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, which could land her in prison for 20 years. However, her lawyers maintain that she was in the dark concerning her husband’s dealings.
The authorities estimate that William Granberry got his hands on 65,000 oxycodone pills through a fugazi prescription writing scheme. The Washington Post reports:
Authorities first learned of the ring in 2013, after the arrest of a person who had passed a fake oxycodone prescription in New York, according to court papers. That defendant, identified only as “D.T.” in court papers, told authorities about the network.
The group forged the signatures of actual doctors and sometimes used fictitious patient names, court papers say. Runners, often using rental cars, filled the prescriptions at pharmacies in states including Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, then returned the drugs to William Granberry.
Attorney Jonathan Simms contends that William Grandberry lied to his wife repeatedly “about his drug-dealing and extramarital affairs.” The couple had separate bank accounts and were separated at one point, the lawyer said. William Granberry had his own apartment, where he would conduct his business and cheat on on his wife. He claims that Roxanne Granerry was a hardworking elevator specialist an mother of two.
However, William Ganberry’s family members, who have already pleaded guilty, are stepping forward to testify against Roxanne, in hopes of having their sentences reduced:
Nikko Moses, William Granberry’s brother, testified Tuesday that at one point Roxanne Granberry told him that her husband “was not allowed to do anything . . . because of his financial irresponsibility and the things he did with money. She was in charge.”
Moses testified that Roxanne Granberry introduced him to one oxycodone buyer, gave cash to him and was present when he got prescription papers and brought bottles to her husband. At one point, he said, Granberry indicated to him where prescription papers were waiting.
Andre Granberry, another brother, testified Wednesday that at one point when he asked for a raise for his role filling fake prescriptions, William Granberry called his wife to get permission.
“Just give it to him,” he recalled Roxanne Granberry saying…
Andre Granberry’s wife, Jennifer Granberry, testified Wednesday that she took a trip to Georgia with both her brother-in-law and his wife, Roxanne, to try and fill oxycodone prescriptions at a clinic. When they got back, she said, Roxanne Granberry said she was “not going to be able to take off again for this crap.”
William Granberry is scheduled for sentencing on Friday. Roxanne Granberry is not charged with writing fake prescriptions or handling any pills. Simply for playing a role. “Roxanne Granberry had some role in a conspiracy,” Rossi said. “She didn’t have to be the kingpin.”