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Purchasing Oxycodone Without Prescription

Purchasing Oxycodone Without Prescription

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. — A Broward sheriff’s deputy has been arrested for possessing a controlled substance. The Broward Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs and the Public Corruption Task Force arrested 45-year-old John Brindle on Friday on one count of possession of a controlled substance. A sheriff’s office statement says investigators received a tip that Brindle was purchasing oxycodone pills without a prescription in Oakland Park. Detectives conducted surveillance and later arrested him after he purchased the pills. He is currently suspended with pay pending prosecution by the State Attorney’s Office. Source, full story Oxycodone is a powerful painkiller belonging to the opiate family. As such, those taking the drug are at an increased risk of experiencing withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the drug. Doctors typically prescribe this medication for those… […]

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MLB, Banned Substances and South Florida Clinic Connection

MLB, Banned Substances and South Florida Clinic Connection

Under the new rules of MLB (Major League Baseball), which were adopted in November of 2005, a player who is found to be positive for banned substances is banned 50 games. MLB may have another major drug scandal on the rise. A South Florida clinic (Balco East) had been under investigation and now comes word that the name of Alex Rodriguez is a ‘patient’ at the facility, along with other baseball players. New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has hired an attorney and is denying involvement after his name  — along with those of other baseball players such as Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz and Gio Gonzalez — appeared on lists obtained by Miami New Times from an anti-aging clinic in Miami that allegedly dispensed performance-enhancing drugs. The names were on… […]

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Highest Concentration Of Pill Mills Are In Florida

Highest Concentration Of Pill Mills Are In Florida

After federal agents received a call on their tip line from a concerned pharmacist reporting suspicious prescriptions, federal agents went to work, eventually identifying 45 South Florida residents allegedly responsible for lining the streets with prescription pills and selling them for at least $20 a pop. Seventeen of those named in the indictment, which is being prosecuted by the Palm Beach County State’s Attorney’s Office, were arrested Thursday throughout the county. In addition to the 17 arrests, DEA agents working with other law enforcement agencies, including the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, picked up one gun, about 2 pounds of cocaine and around $7,000 in cash. The “Drug Scam Operation” had been in the works for 18 months after a Boynton Beach pharmacist in August 2011 called the DEA’s “pill… […]

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MLB, Banned Substances and South Florida Clinic Connection

MLB, Banned Substances and South Florida Clinic Connection

Under the new rules of MLB (Major League Baseball), which were adopted in November of 2005, a player who is found to be positive for banned substances is banned 50 games. MLB may have another major drug scandal on the rise. A South Florida clinic (Balco East) had been under investigation and now comes word that the name of Alex Rodriguez is a ‘patient’ at the facility, along with other baseball players. New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has hired an attorney and is denying involvement after his name  — along with those of other baseball players such as Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz and Gio Gonzalez — appeared on lists obtained by Miami New Times from an anti-aging clinic in Miami that allegedly dispensed performance-enhancing drugs. The names were on… […]

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Trafficking in Cocaine and Sale

Trafficking in Cocaine and Sale

A Boynton Beach man is facing drug charges after authorities alleged that he used a tow truck business to transport large quantities of cocaine from Texas. Joel R. Hinojosa, 37, was arrested Wednesday on allegations of operating a criminal organization, trafficking in cocaine and sale of cocaine. He remains in the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail, jail record showed. Police allege that Hinojosa has operated the criminal enterprise since about November 2010. A confidential source told investigators from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Delray Beach Police Department that Hinojosa owns and operates a landscaping business and tow trucking companies in South Florida. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Hinojosa allegedly used the trucks to conceal and transport large amounts of cocaine… […]

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Obtaining A Controlled Substance By Fraud

It is an offense for a person to obtain or attempt to obtain a controlled substance by using some type of fraud. Fraud can be by forgery, deceit, or alteration of a prescription or of any written order, or by the concealment of a material fact, or by the use of a false name or the giving of a false address. JUPITER — A 67-year-old Jupiter dentist is facing a list of drug charges after officers say he wrote fake prescriptions under his patients’ names but filled them at pharmacies for himself. Christopher Petterson faces drug trafficking and fraud charges. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to Petterson’s alleged scheme Dec. 13 when the office manager of a dental spa where he used to practice got a call from… […]

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Oxycodone Trafficking Crime In South Florida

Oxycodone Trafficking Crime In South Florida

A registered nurse in Royal Palm allegedly filled numerous fraudulent prescriptions for herself and her husband using the signature of a doctor who once employed her. In all, deputies say Heather Carmichael duped the pharmacies out of six pounds of pills in two months. Carmichael, 42, now stands charged with drug trafficking. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report: On Aug. 1, Dr. Christopher Devine, of Wellington, got a visit from Lawrence Deyoung, pharmacy manager of a Royal Palm Walgreens. Sitting in Devine’s office, Deyoung pulled out a woman’s Oxycodone prescription he had rejected earlier in the day. While Florida law allows advanced registered nurses to prescribe non-controlled substances to patients, it prohibits them from prescribing controlled substances, like Oxycodone or Hydrocodone. Read full story. By far and… […]

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An Initiative to Legalize Marijuana and 5 Worst States To Get Busted With Pot

An Initiative to Legalize Marijuana and 5 Worst States To Get Busted With Pot

In November this year Colorado and Washington voters passed an initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use (source). “The world of voters spoke and we heard them,” said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. “Obviously, the majority felt it should be treated more like alcohol,” he added. But there’s a big catch: marijuana is still listed as a Schedule One drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act, which makes it every bit as illegal as heroin. Gov. Hickenlooper is aware of the challenge: “If we can’t legalize it, how do we decriminalize it? How do we get as close as we can to the will of the voters? It’s not immediately apparent,” he told Scott Pelley in an interview early Wednesday morning. The Justice Department weighed in on Wednesday, according to the… […]

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Crime of Trafficking in Cocaine

Crime of Trafficking in Cocaine

Cocaine worth $2.7 million in luggage at Miami International Airport. The luggage from Quito, Ecuador carried an unusual cargo: 90 bricks of cocaine worth $2.7 million, WPLG-Ch. 10 reports. U.S. Customs & Border Protection found the cache in three suitcases at Miami International Airport on Thursday. No arrests were made. See the full story here. Cocaine is a schedule II controlled substance. Possession of cocaine is a crime in almost every jurisdiction. The consequences, however, are not always consistent. Possible punishments include mandatory rehabilitation, fines, and incarceration. In some countries getting caught with cocaine can lead to execution. In many cases, those who are convicted of possession of cocaine face imprisonment. The amount of time that a person will spend incarcerated generally depends upon the jurisdiction where the crime is… […]

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Clearing The Haze On The New Marijuana Laws

Clearing The Haze On The New Marijuana Laws

On November 6, Colorado and Washington State passed laws making the recreational use of marijuana legal. While this is a victory for the occasional marijuana user there are still many uncertainties. Hundreds of misdemeanor marijuana cases have already been dropped and many Colorado and Washington police departments have stopped charging adults 21 years and older for small-scale possession. But because marijuana possession is still a federal crime, the question remains – if you are caught with marijuana will you be arrested? The answer depends less on the law and more on the location. Liberal jurisdictions in Colorado will not bring up any charges but prosecutors in more conservative precincts have vowed to press ahead with existing marijuana cases and are still citing people for possession. Additionally, several towns in the… […]

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