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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Florida Pill Mills raid nets $2.2m & 70 cars


Operation Pill Nation
nets 70 cars and $2.2 million cash.

Oxycodone/Psychotherapeutics: This week- DEA Agents arrested 22 people, garbed over $2.2 million, and 70 vehicles, including numerous exotic cars.  These arrests are the first and result from 340 undercover buys of prescription drugs from over 60 doctors in more than 40 “pill mills” in South Florida.

                  Areas in the U.S. where Oxycodone is most abused.



        Among those arrested were doctors who were conspiring to distribute and dispense more than 660,000 dosage units of the Schedule II narcotic oxycodone.  The DEA considers prescription drug abuse as this country’s fastest growing drug problem and pill mills are fueling much of that growth.

        The indictment alleges that the defendants marketed the clinics through more than 1,600 internet sites, required immediate cash payments from patients for a clinic “visit fee,” and falsified patients’ urine tests for a fee to justify the highly addictive pain medications.
                               
                   Currently, drug dealers can sell a 30 mg oxycodone pill on the street for $10 to $30. The drug can be crushed and snorted or dissolved and injected to get an immediate high.

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Is it everywhere? Fake Coke easy purchase



Use of
'fake cocaine’ is
gaining p
opularity; U.S. issues alert

Sold as ‘bath salts,' using the powders are viewed as perilous. In their search for new and legal ways to get high, people are increasingly ingesting an addictive substance sold in stores as bath salts, say police and health officials in Missouri, Florida, Illinois and Louisiana.        
       Also called Molly's Plant food 

               
                       
The ‘bath salts’ are sold in 50-milligram Packets for $25 to $50 each. 
                                                                                             
Packages of some of the bath salts or crystals are labeled Cloud 9, White Dove, Blue Silk, Pure Ivory, Snow Leopard, Lunar Wave, as well as White Night, Bliss, and Vanilla Sky.
                     
Recently the side effects included two suicides in Louisiana, dozens of emergency room visits to Florida hospitals and a third suicide in St Joseph, MO.  

As of yet, the drug(s) are not specifically banned although several states are moving to do so.  The DEA is reportedly also looking at the situation seriously as many of the stores that are selling the synthetic tweakers are the very same that were selling K2/Spice (synthetic THC).  The DEA used its emergency authority to ban the five K2 chemicals on March 1, 2011. 

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