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.
The alleged theft of a leaf blower led to a car chase, a shooting, and attempted murder charges against a 42-year-old New Port Richey man last week.
Hillsborough County deputies say a drug deal gone bad led to murder, alleging a 21-year-old Brandon man to be the party who pulled the trigger.
There are unusual cases involving drugs all the time, and some of them are borderline unbelievable. As someone who faces drug charges, you probably know that denying that you know anything or simply staying quiet is usually beneficial for your case. However, if the media gets a hold of your story, it could draw attention to your case.