Drug charges aren't uncommon, and they might be placed for possession, trafficking or distribution. Florida certainly has a number of drug cases that arise as a result of people who use drugs or get caught up in their addictions.
Drug charges can hurt anyone's reputation socially and at work. Imagine if you're charged with fraud at work. You would likely lose your job, even when the charges have not yet become a conviction. If your photograph is in the newspaper, people might remember you for a crime that you weren't yet convicted of.
A Texas man was indicted last week on allegations by Federal prosecutors that he used the Darknet and Bitcoin to illegally sell fentanyl to buyers around the world.
Prescription fraud, which can be filling fake prescriptions or manipulating prescriptions for larger fills than ordered, can lead to federal charges and significant penalties. That's what 10 people from Florida and Alabama will now have to contend with after being indicted on federal charges.
Medicaid fraud is a significant charge, but imagine if it was combined with charges for drug distribution. That's what happened in a major drug bust that reached the news on April 18.