After a four month drug investigation, Palm Bay officers arrested nine people on allegations of illegal trafficking of prescription pain medication. More than 40 grams of prescription narcotics also were recovered after special agents, SWAT members and other law-enforcement officials armed with warrants searched three locations during Operation Overdose.
The suspects “created a network of contacts where they would sponsor doctor visits for individuals with bogus injuries in order to obtain prescriptions for medications like Oxycodone, Xanax, Vicodin, Percocet and other pain medications,” police said in a report.
Sgt. Tim Zander of the Special Investigations Unit said suspects “took their fake patients to doctors in Orlando, Miami and surrounding areas in order to get the drugs,” the report said. An investigation is ongoing. This is a developing news story. Check back later for updates.
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