Dozens Arrested For Oxycodone Trafficking
A multi-jurisdictional pill mill bust was under way across central Ohio on Tuesday.
10TV News confirmed that a number of arrests were being made by multiple agencies, including Columbus police, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Marshals.
Thirty-three of 47 people wanted for Oxycodone trafficking were arrested. Investigators said that those involved in the ring would see out-of-state doctors to receive prescriptions for fraudulent injuries.
Once they received the prescriptions, investigators said that those suspected in the ring would travel to Florida, Virginia or Maryland to fill the prescriptions.
Investigators said that those involved in the ring were responsible for 29,680 15 mg tablets of Oxycodone and 63,781 30 mg tablets of Oxycodone.
Investigators continued to search for 14 of the 47 people indicted in connection with the bust.
Officers said that the top three people in a pill mill ring were in custody.
"You're running a $2 million business," said Lt. Larry Yates of the Columbus Division of Police narcotics unit. "They ran it for at least two years as we know of."
According to police, the following people were arrested:
Michael P Johnson
Todd M Salyers
Malik Willoughby Jr
The following people have yet to be taken into custody:
Ronald Barrowman II
Ernest Parker Jr
Carter Dee Moore
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbus Division of Police at 614-645-4545.
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