The irony of the Richard Paey story (click the "richardpaey" keyword for this article for more on him) is that the government justifies its prosecution of him for trafficking on the grounds that he could not possibly have been taking all of the pills he was obtaining, but he now receives higher doses in prison.
He went to jail because if he took the plea bargain, he'd be labeled a drug trafficer and he'd never be able to get the pain medication he needs. So he has to leave his family and his job so the government now takes care of him and pays for the medication he needs. How insane is that?
Apparently they're oblivious to what the law is as this poor woman could have been charged with a misdemeanor, so says Kendel Coffey.