Five arrested in Punta Gorda drug raid – WZVN-TV

PUNTA GORDA –

Five people were arrested in Punta Gorda on Thursday morning during a drug raid on an apartment at 1231 Slash Pine Circle.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics detectives raided the apartment at 6:45 a.m. after an investigation led to them obtaining a search warrant.

In the raid, detectives found methamphetamine, oxycodone, xanax, clonazepam, endocet, and marijuana.

They also discovered a variety of drug (more…)

Man Charged with Presenting Phony Prescription to SLP Pharmacy – Patch.com

A Minneapolis man has been charged with illegally trying to obtain oxycodone from a pharmacy in St. Louis Park.

Robert Winfield Anderson, 22, is charged with fifth-degree drug possession, a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

According to the criminal complaint, compiled by St. Louis Park Police Officer Aaron Balvin, a pharmacist at Walgreens on (more…)

Miami doctor convicted in pill-mill racket that revolved around County Hall … – MiamiHerald.com

Frank J. Ballesteros’ signature was worth millions.

Without the physician’s scribble on drug prescriptions, a pill-mill racket revolving around a Miami-Dade County Hall pharmacy could not have pocketed $65 million from illegal pain-killer sales and Medicare payments, prosecutors say.

This week, a federal jury found Ballesteros guilty of conspiracies to defraud the government healthcare program and to peddle oxycodone and other pain-killers. The (more…)