Prosecutors drop opioid charges against former drug distributor, officer


(Reuters) - Federal prosecutors in Ohio have dropped a criminal charge against a former compliance officer for defunct drug distributor Miami-Luken Inc accused of failing to report a conspiracy to distribute opioid drugs illegally.

The dismissal of the case against James Barclay in Cincinnati federal court came about three weeks after U.S. Attorney Kenneth Parker of the Southern District of Ohio dropped charges against Miami-Luken as well.