By: AP
By: AP

WESTON, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and local police are making arrests in South Florida as part of an undercover investigation into illegal pill mills.

Federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday yearlong probe
involved undercover purchases of painkillers and other prescription
drugs, according to federal law enforcement officials.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because details were to be announced at an afternoon news conference.

The investigation centered on pain clinics in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Arrests were expected to include doctors and pain clinic operators.

South Florida is the national epicenter for illegal dispensing of prescription drugs such as the painkiller oxycodone.

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  • by Judy Location: Marianna on Feb 24, 2011 at 06:40 PM
    I never heard of pain pill mills. where are they located? Do people go around and gather up the ingredients to make pain pills like people make meth?I see that Betty seems to think it's doctors giving out a lot of pills.Jerald seems to think that Betty should have reported her concerns to the authorities.Ive never heard of anything like this,so who can say anything about something when nobody knows what it is.
  • by Jerald Location: Dothan on Feb 23, 2011 at 03:25 PM
    Betty, did you report your concerns to anyone? Like State authorities? If not, why not? Are all your small town doctors "India" doctors? or is this just your brand of name calling?
  • by BETTY Location: Florida on Feb 23, 2011 at 01:58 PM
    You need to check out the doctors in small towns. The India doctors. I stopped going to the doctor because he wanted to prescribe pills,pills,and more pills.I need to find out what's wrong not to cover it up.
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