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Prescription Drug Bust
Prescription Drug Detectives from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Florida Department of Health busted a Pharmacy in Spring Hill in Hernando County. The pharmacy owner and two employees were arrested during execution of a search warrant for filling fraudulent prescriptions.
The Charges: Unlawful dispensing of a controlled substance and Conspiracy to traffic in oxycodone. The Search Warrant was based upon an undercover operation someone told a detective over the phone the pharmacy had 180 “blues” in stock. According to Hernando Today, “Blues is a street term for oxycodone tablets. The detective created a false prescription with the name of a fictitious doctor for 180 oxycodone pills, deputies said. The undercover detective said he went to the pharmacy that day . . . .”
Another controlled buy was made a few months earlier by the detective who “paid $1,200 during that visit. The pharmacy owner then told him he wouldn’t be required to pay as much because he was a repeat customer, deputies said. The sheriff’s office learned through its investigation that discounts were given to customers made referrals, according to the affidavit.”
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Source: Hernando Today