LARGO: Woman Arrested for Trafficking in Oxycodone After Fraudulently Obtaining 5,670 Pills

According to a recent story in the St. Petersburg Times, a Largo woman accused of fraudulently obtaining 5,670 oxycodone pills in about a year’s time has been arrested outside a Clearwater pharmacy, authorities said. Angela Louise Johnson, 40, of 728 Third Ave., was arrested Monday afternoon on 19 charges, including Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud and Trafficking in an Illegal Substance of more than 4 grams. Johnson was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $545,000 bail.

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About 1:30 p.m., Johnson left the Rx Shop on S Fort Harrison Avenue with a bag of 240 Oxycodone pills, according to a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. Forty (40) of the pills weighed 5 grams. Since Sept. 30, 2009, Johnson has had prescriptions for Oxycodone filled at least 25 times, and none of the pharmacists knew that she “doctor shopped,” according to the arrest report.

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This is becoming a way-too-common event throughout the Tampa Bay area.

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