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…)
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…)
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…)