Duluth concert promoter faces prescription drug chargeA Duluth entertainment and concert promoter is accused of using the profiles of two associates to illegally obtain prescription medication over the Internet.
By: Mark Stodghill, Duluth News Tribune
A Duluth entertainment and concert promoter is accused of using the profiles of two associates to illegally obtain prescription medication over the Internet.
Craig Christopher Samborski, 45, is charged in St. Louis County District Court with the felony offense of fraudulently procuring a controlled substance and of possessing a small amount of marijuana.
Samborski couldn’t be reached for comment Friday. His Duluth defense attorney, Kevin Cornwell, said his client cooperated with law enforcement.
“He’s taking the matter seriously and gotten the assistance that he’s needed and is looking to move forward,’’ Cornwell said.
Samborski, who is president of Secret Service Concerts and Entertainment in Duluth, has no other criminal record in Minnesota or Wisconsin.
According to the criminal complaint, John Nordberg, a special agent for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, received information that Samborski obtained tablets of Hydrocodone, a narcotic pain reliever, through an Internet pharmacy using the profiles of past and present business associates without their consent.
On July 10, Nordberg and other officers executed search warrants at Sambor-ski’s home and business. Small amounts of marijuana were seized at both locations.
Nordberg met with Samborski and his attorney Aug. 17 at Cornwell’s office. Samborski confessed to using his associates’ personal information to obtain Hydrocodone, the complaint alleges.
Nordberg said Samborski admitted to using the two men’s names about 25 times between 2006 and 2009. The defendant said he used a post office box in Superior to take delivery of the controlled substance, the complaint said.
Samborski is scheduled to appear Wednesday in St. Louis County District Court.