Florida Prescription Drugs Get Hit By Law Enforcement

Last week, Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar implemented a drug task force on the highways. Many patrol cars were assigned to their stretch of highway, pulling over vehicles that sped or had other minor traffic violations in hope of discovering illegal drugs or other criminal activity. Of the cars pulled, surprisingly many had drugs on them or were wanted on warrants. One car was a rental car, driven by a suspended license driver, headed to Georgia, with marijuana in the car. Others involved one driver having numerous pain-killer scripts from travelling all across South Florida for doctors and their signatures to write off drugs like Oxycontin, Percocet, and Vicotin. The law enforcement agency in this article had felt like they took a chunk of crime off the streets and done well in one days simple work.

Prescription pills used illegally or in possession by those without prescription is a felony in most if not all cases and are dealt aggressively by state prosecutors. Trafficking amounts can be as low as one pill in certain cases.


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