Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Marchman Act Blog Local News: Prescription drug arrests: More than 175 people were being arrested in southwest Florida

TAMPA —

More than 175 suspects are being arrested after southwest Florida authorities busted a massive prescription drug ring.

Authorities started investigating "Operation Pill Popper II" in July. According to Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives, the suspects possessed or sold more than 100,000 Oxycodone pills.

Suspects were arrested Wednesday on 375 charges including doctor shopping and drug trafficking.

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