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Drug Trafficking Charges Will Spike with Pill Mill Raids

Drug Trafficking Charges Will Spike with Pill Mill Raids

Broward County is famous for being considered the pill mill headquarters of the United States. People travel from all over, especially from states like Ohio and Pennsylvania to buy pills such as Oxycodone from various pain clinics. An article in WPTV News reports a new raid that has been launched against pain clinics in south Florida: Federal and local drug agents are conducting a series of pain clinic raids in Palm Beach and Broward Counties this morning in a major enforcement action, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation. In Palm Beach County, the raids are focusing on five doctors operating in four separate pain clinics across the county. The effort is the culmination of a lengthy investigation expected to yield federal racketeering and drug trafficking charges, the sources… […]

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135 Arrested in Oxycodone Bust

135 Arrested in Oxycodone Bust

According to an article in Ocala.com, authorities arrested 135 people and seized more than $150,000 in drugs in a nearly four-month crackdown on the trafficking of prescription pills in North Florida. Fifty-eight of those arrested were nabbed in Marion County during the effort, which was dubbed “Operation Growing Pains.” It began Sept. 1 and concluded Dec. 15 and involved law enforcement officials from the North Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. HIDTA, as it’s known, is made up of counties stretching from Jacksonville to Ocala. The operation targeted illegal sales of prescription pills, pill mills, doctor-shopping and prescription drug frauds throughout North Florida. In all, agents seized 16,978 pills with a street value of $152,823 and made 135 arrests. The total value of pills, assets and currency seized was $4,337,977.08.… […]

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How A St. Petersburg Lawyer Was Caught Trafficking Oxycodone

How A St. Petersburg Lawyer Was Caught Trafficking Oxycodone

A St. Petersburg lawyer has been arrested on charges of trafficking Oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested when he was caught trying to smuggle Oxycodone pills into the Pinellas County Jail. Byron T. Christopher, 31, of St. Petersburg, was arrested a few weeks ago after detention deputies at Pinellas County jail received a tip that Christopher was bringing controlled substances into the jail. They were also tipped off that Christopher was trying to find a third party to give him the drugs so he could complete the transaction. Detectives set up an undercover ‘deal’ through the third party. Christopher agreed to smuggle 50 Oxycodone pills to the jail, and in return would receive 20 Oxycodone pills for himself. He was arrested at a Mobile gas station… […]

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Why is Broward County the Capital of Oxycodone?

Why is Broward County the Capital of Oxycodone?

The drug industry is shifting from illegal street drugs to prescription pain pills. People are turning to the prevalent pain clinics to obtain their prescriptions for drugs like Oxycodone and Roxicodone. If you have been charged with drug crimes, contact a criminal defense lawyer to help you build your case. Broward County – Capital of Pain Pills According to MSNBC News: Broward County has become the pill capital of the US. Pain clinics see anywhere from 10 to 100 patients a day. Usually the doctors were found on the internet and hired to work in these clinics. The patients pay cash and don’t use insurance so they won’t be tracked. Florida is one of a handful of states that does not have a prescription drug database, so repeat prescriptions cannot… […]

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