Now that a few “pill mills” are out of the way in Florida, Narconon’s job is easier and the world is a bit safer. . When people started dying in Kentucky because of prescription drug abuse, their deaths were directly traced to drugs bought in Florida. And the deaths didn’t stop in Kentucky.
According to this article, the owners of the pill mills were having a good time with their money and exotic cars, not lamenting for a moment the deaths that they were causing. They had a good time while it lasted. Now, if the DEA does a good job at prosecution, they will have plenty of time to ponder their hand in countless deaths.
“Miami, Florida – DEA Agents, with assistance from its federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, arrested 22 people and seized over $2.2 million in cash and 70 vehicles, including numerous exotic cars, on Wednesday, February 23 in a sweeping takedown of rogue pain clinics in South Florida. These arrests are the first in Operation Pill Nation resulting from 340 undercover buys of prescription drugs from over 60 doctors in more than 40 “pill mills” conducted in the past year.
Among those arrested were doctors who were conspiring to distribute and dispense more than 660,000 dosage units of the Schedule II narcotic oxycodone. In addition, several defendants were charged with multiple counts of conspiracy and money laundering offenses.
“Prescription drug abuse is our country’s fastest growing drug problem, and pill mills such as those in Florida are fueling much of that growth. As a result, citizens in communities across Florida and around the nation are faced with growing drug addiction that is accompanied by pain, suffering, and even death,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. “Rogue doctors who run these operations violate their professional oaths and are, in fact, drug dealers. Florida today is “ground zero” in the fight against pill mills, and we are determined to continue to aggressively pursue those who are responsible for this nationwide epidemic.”
Narconon has been expressing concern for quite a while about these operations. We see lives ruined every day from careless pain killer prescriptions.
Narconon drug rehab continues to provide effective treatment for those who won’t be able to refill their prescriptions because their doctors are in jail.