MAITLAND, Fla. - For the past couple of years, WFTV has covered a number of pill mill pharmacies broken up by investigators.
Racquel Asa was the only reporter to get look at the new vehicle Monday.
Criminals, not taxpayers paid for
"A lot of the time when they are doing these long-term
Maitland does the long-term investigations with the FBI, the IRS and the DEA, which most recently has been breaking up pill mills all over central Florida.
In Maitland's case, it's taken five years of working with other agencies to get enough money for this truck.
It cost the city of Maitland $86,000
Without the truck, officers would have to operate out of the trunks of their
"It opens up the area and it actually gets other officers in their vehicle and back on the road," Palmer said.
The city could have used the
WFTV also learned the city will convert the truck into a mobile crime lab.
Maitland will get one of its own without leaving taxpayers with the bill.
The city plans to add the mobile crime analysis lab to the fleet within a month.