From the Tampabay Times, a veteran Florida Highway Patrol trooper has been arrested on prescription drug charges. The trooper, Tampa’s own Ryan Brescia, faces three counts of withholding information from a practioner, a violation of 893.13(7)(a)8.
The trooper is accused of withholding important information from two seperate doctors-one each in Pinellas and Hillsborough county regarding his drug prescriptions. By not telling one doctor that he was seeing another one, he was able to procure a large amount of hydrocodone-acetaminophen. Both doctors claimed they had no knowledge of the other one and had no idea that he was being prescribed other medications.
This addiction cost this trooper his job and may cost him his freedom. This shows that prescription drug addiction can affect people from all walks of life. Just in the past few years alone, major newspapers have written stories about athletes, doctors, lawyers, policemen, rich and poor alike having their lives ruined over the scourge of prescription drugs such as oxycodone.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for prescription fraud or drug possession, we can help! Our criminal defense lawyers have helped numerous people get back on their feet. Many times there are numerous options for someone who has been arrested for a prescription drug charge. If appropriate, we may be able to get you in drug court. Drug court in Pinellas county is a specialized program that helps to rehabilitate defendants while possibly getting their criminal charges dismissed! If you or a loved one has been arrested on a drug charge do not wait! Call the Pinellas criminal defense law firm of Blake & Dorsten, P.A. for a free consultation!