Lawton, OK Judge Tosses Pharmacist's Plea Deal
For decades Lawton pharmacist Haskell Evans ran his own pharmacy in Lawton, OK. Then Haskell got greedy and started selling Sudafed in large batches. Evans charged the meth makers six times the retail rate for Sudafed. Police estimate that Evans sold enough Sudafed to make 50 pounds of meth. Evans was also a member of the OK State Board of Health. Evans was also charged with the failure to report the sale of schedule IV narcotics.
Evans was charged with seven felony violations. The OK AG took charge of the case and he allowed Evans to go judge shopping. In the end Evans paid $225,000 to three OK governmental agencies and got a deferred sentence-no jail time.
Comanche county judge Keith Aycock rejected a request by the OK AG to drop charges against Evans. He threw out the plea deal and came down hard on the OK AG. Evans will be tried in a Comanche county courtroom in May, 2011.