A federal screener at Logan International Airport admitted yesterday to illegally selling the painkiller OxyContin to a former colleague and using money from drug trafficking to help buy a luxury Lotus sports car.
Mark Allen, who resigned from his job with the Transportation Security Administration after federal authorities confronted him about drug dealing allegations in 2006, pleaded guilty in US District Court in Boston to a charge of distribution of oxycodone (the main active ingredient in OxyContin) and a charge of structuring cash transactions for purposes of evading reporting requirements.
Federal prosecutors unsealed the charges Friday, making the case public for the first time.
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