October 26, 2016

Prescription Drug Busts Rewarded | Tampa | St. Petersburg | Largo

Doctor Shopping
Pinellas County, Florida
Prescription Drug Arrests
A Bay Area narcotics task force has been rewarded for Prescription Drug Busts .The awarded cited the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office for “curbing prescription drug abuse.” Operation Pill Poppers was an operation that nabbed people for doctor-shopping, obtaining controlled substances by fraud, and conspiracy to traffic in various pain medications.

"narcotics diversion task force has been 
named the Investigative Unit of the Year" 

Prescription Drug Arrests


With no shortage of cute names the PCSO is now running Operation Medicine Cabinet. That operation “collected more than 800 pounds of prescription drugs.” There are now 13 detectives assigned to these types of drug cases. As police continue these operations, more drug addicts will be labeled criminals.

Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/pinellas-deputies-win-award-in-fight-against-prescription-drug-abuse/1135765