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Florida Deputies Arrest 33 On Drug Charges

Associated Press

February 04, 2011

TAMPA, Fla. — Hillsborough Sheriff’s deputies have arrested 33 people on charges of dealing prescription medications.

Officials say those arrested on Thursday range in age from 19 to 74 and are from different socio-economic backgrounds in all parts of Hillsborough.

Records show that some of the people got the pills legitimately and sold them. Others went “doctor shopping” for them. Deputies plan to interview each suspect in the hopes that those arrested will lead them to other dealers and unscrupulous clinics.

The arrests came the same day as Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that she is seeking tougher penalties for doctors and others who supply such prescription medications as pain killers to drug dealers and addicts.


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    rhood

    about 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Great investagation and arrests.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    Recently in HSV, AL our STAC team busted a Doctor with over 700 opium based prescription meds, a gun, and thousands of dollars in cash at a hotel. The charges were all dismissed b/'c in AL a doctor may have an UNLIMITED amount of prescription drugs. He got off scott free even though he was obviously dealing. I know has nothing to do with article but I just felt like ranting about it. Talk about dumb loopholes.

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    dolphinblue

    about 3 years ago

    42882 Comments

    Excellent work!

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    KMueller

    about 3 years ago

    254 Comments

    outstanding work

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    T_9

    about 3 years ago

    5668 Comments

    Awesome job to all involved.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    This is excellent. Good job, guys!

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    DALLASCRANE

    about 3 years ago

    19386 Comments

    Doctor shopping is not uncommon. Good bust. Send the message.

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    Jonas

    about 3 years ago

    41232 Comments

    Way to go....good work!!!

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    AshleyG15

    about 3 years ago

    86 Comments

    Good job to my home state!!

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    djs2v

    about 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Job well done!!!!

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    Whalewatcher

    about 3 years ago

    10938 Comments

    Good for Pam Bondi !!! Kudos to Hillsborough S.D., as well. !!!!!

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