POLK COUNTY, Fla.,None - Polk County detectives have announced a major pill mill bust that involved more than 150 suspects.
The large-scale operation also involved money
Wednesday evening, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd
Detectives said thousands of pain pills ended up on the streets of Central Florida though fraudulent prescriptions written at the medical clinic.
"Was she a physician? Absolutely not," Judd said.
The sheriff said Osbourn was selling fraudulent prescriptions to Elizabeth Sykes.
Detectives said the pills went back to Sykes, who then had them sold on the street.
"This lady here, this lady and this lady are responsible for killing people all over the state of Florida by putting this drug on the street," Judd
It was an elaborate operation that involved hundreds of
Investigators are now working to find and charge the rest, and Wednesday, the sheriff had a message for them.
"You shouldn't sleep well
The state has been cracking down on pain management clinics, but in this case the operation was running out of a so-called medical clinic, an indication that criminals are changing things up to try to stay ahead of authorities.
The sheriff said his office was alerted to the suspicious activity after local pharmacies reported large