JAY - A Delaware County man accused of distributing pills nationwide through an Internet pharmacy has been charged with operating an illegal pharmacy, according to court records.
Norman Edward Enyart Jr., 60, of Grove, was charged this week in Delaware County District Court in Jay. He also faces a charge of endeavoring to distribute a controlled dangerous substance.
He is accused of operating an illegal pharmacy known as J.R.'s Smokeshop and Grand Lake Pharmacy. He is also accused of distributing Carisoprodol, a controlled dangerous substance under Oklahoma law, at the pharmacy.
Enyart, who is also known as J.R. Enyart, is free on $46,250 bail.
Authorities say Enyart was operating four Internet sites for his illegal pharmacy, each site bringing in $6,000 per day, according to a six-page arrest affidavit.
Charges are 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, $17,000 in cash and more than 50,000 untaxed cigarettes.
In a separate incident, approximately 8,400 Soma tablets intended to be delivered to Norman Enyart were seized from a private courier in Tulsa on March 7.
Soma and Carisoprodol are muscle relaxants/pain relievers.
Authorities are looking into reports the pharmacy's dispensing of Soma may have led to overdose or traffic deaths in three states.
The pharmacy has been in operation since 2004 and has been under investigation since at least 2006, authorities said.
In February, Norman Enyart, the only licensed pharmacist with the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe, lost his license after failing to pay the tribe tobacco tax he owned.
He then moved the pharmacy to his home in rural Grove, according to the affidavit.
Tribal officials said Enyart was asked to leave for failure to pay rent.
State Pharmacy Board records show a J.R. Enyart was rejected for a state license in October 2005.
Under board questioning, Enyart admitted having been convicted of a felony several years earlier, but couldn't recall whether he had served jail time, board meeting minutes show.