An undercover drug deal worked by the Special Investigations Division of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office landed two women in the Bay County Jail Thursday night.
Jamie Catherine Overstreet, of Callaway, and April Dawn Hamblin, were arrested after they attempted to sell the powerful pain killer Oxycodone to undercover narcotics officers Thursday evening in Callaway.
Overstreet and Hamblin stated to investigators they had just returned from Fort Lauderdale and had obtained the pills from doctors in Broward County. Both were charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute and Attempted Sale of Oxycodone.
Oxycodone is the opioid pain medication found in Percocet, Percodan, and OxyContin. Broward County currently leads the nation in the amount of Oxycodone dispensed directly by physicians, second is neighboring Palm Beach County.
The top 25 physicians in the United States who received the largest quantities of Oxycodone for direct dispensing from their offices all operate in the state of Florida.
Eighteen were working in Broward County with the remaining seven from four other Florida counties.