Lutz pharmacist sentenced in oxycodone case –

A Lutz doctor, arrested in a federal narcotic sweep in 2011, has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for distributing 50,000 oxycodone pills.

A federal jury found Ihab “Steve” Barsoum, 42, guilty Aug. 21 of one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone outside the course of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose, and five counts of distributing (more…)

Police: Buck Road Office Building Site of Thefts

Several items from business suites in the 60 block of Buck Road have gone missing recently.

A business operator called police on Monday and said several items have gone missing over the past few weeks.

According to police, two laptops – a silver Dell netbook and an Acer laptop – were taken recently. An employee’s oxycodone medication was also missing from the office, (more…)

Lutz pharmacist sentenced to prison for oxycodone distribution – Tampa Bay Business…

Staff Tampa Bay Business Journal

Pharmacist Ihab “Steve” Barsoum was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for illegally distributing more than 50,000 oxycodone pills without a legitimate medical purpose and outside the usual course of professional practice.

Barsoum was involved in a conspiracy starting in 2007 in which he dispensed oxycodone to customers passing fraudulent prescriptions and sometimes to customers who had (more…)