Volusia County 'drug kingpin' sentenced to 13 years in prison



VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla.,VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A man dubbed "the Drug Kingpin" has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for a pill-pushing operation he had going in Volusia County.

When authorities pulled over former pharmacist Michael Lomangino in February for running stop signs in DeLand, they found 253 pills and marijuana in his truck.

But that was nothing to what investigators found in Lomangino's Edgewater home. There, 5,700 pills -- including oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, Valium, Xanax and morphine were confiscated, along with cash and a gun.

On Wednesday, Lomangino was sentenced to prison in connection with the case.

Lomangino's girlfriend, Allina Kirkland-Michaud, told investigators Lomangino was a drug kingpin in the New Smyrna Beach area.

WFTV learned Lomangino had been a licensed pharmacist for 20 years. For more than 10 of those years, he worked at Steve's Pharmacy in Daytona Beach.

Detectives said he admitted to stealing some pills from his workplace and selling them. But as for how, several agencies, including the DEA, are still trying to find that out.