February 17, 2010
New Port Richey Woman Allegedly Steals Nearly $25,000 From Grandmother To Support Drug Habit
Dawn M. Perry has been arrested on charges of fraudulent use of a credit card, forgery and uttering a forged instrument for allegedly stealing nearly $25,000 from her 81-year-old grandmother. According to TampaBay.com, Perry told deputies she used her grandmother’s credit cards and blank checks to support her addiction to Oxycodone and Roxicoddone prescription pills.
Perry lived with her grandmother and had access to her credit cards and checking account. She is accused of charging $22,205 on the elderly woman’s credit cards and also stealing $1,600 from her checking account to buy drugs. Perry was booked into the Pasco County jail and was being held on $46,150 bail.…
February 15, 2010
Pinellas County Law Enforcement Set To Arrest 40 People For Prescription Pill Trafficking
If you are trafficking in prescription drugs in St. Petersburg or anywhere in Pinellas County you better beware. Law enforcement officials have arrest warrants in hand for 40 Pinellas County residents and they are planning on executing those warrants today according to Bradenton.com. They are also obtaining arrest warrants for numerous people living outside of Pinellas County.
The Pinellas County Drug Task force was created to combat prescription drug fraud and today will bring to a culmination a 10-month investigation into prescription pill trafficking . Detectives say that 55,000 pills with a street value of $750,000 were obtained fraudulently. Among the illegal prescriptions were oxycodone and Xanax.…
January 26, 2010
Man Charged With Drug Trafficking Has Links To Pain Clinics In Tampa, St. Pete, Orlando, Lakeland and Jacksonville
A pair of men from Dunedin and Tampa have been charged with drug trafficking for supplying oxycodone to drug addicts through their pain management clinics. According to authorities as reported on TBO.com three other people have been charged and two have already pled guilty to drug distribution charges. The pair that has already pled guilty admitted to distributing morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone and alprazolam. The drugs were allegedly dealt out of pain center clinics in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Lakeland and Jacksonville.
On top of the charges for drug trafficking , Troy Wubbena of Tampa is being charged with cheating more than $200,000 from Medicare.…
January 25, 2010
Manatee Driver Wakes Up In Car With Drugs Inside To Find Deputies Waiting To Arrest Him
Manatee County Sheriff’s noticed a driver slumped over the steering wheel of a running car at 4:24 a.m. this morning. When they went to investigate they found a narcotics pipe, a baggie with a rocky substance and an open pocket knife. After removing the knife, deputies woke the man up and eventually arrested him on charges of trafficking in narcotics , tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest without violence.
According to Bradenton.com, after deputies woke up the suspect, he exited the car and threw his pipe and a pack of cigarettes toward a wetland area. He then had to be subdued with a Taser according to reports.…