Former drug dealer: Getting methadone paid for by state 'was an easy scam'
When Brandon Castellano was a drug dealer working in Cloquet and Duluth, he sold marijuana and pain-killers such as Oxycontin -- but his most profitable drug was methadone, he said.
And much of that methadone, he said, was paid for by the state of Minnesota.
The 33-year-old was a drug addict who said he enrolled as a patient at the Lake Superior Treatment Center about six years ago and got state-funded health insurance to pay for it.
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