Published: Aug 27, 2010 11:34 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 27, 2010 8:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - The problem is prescription pain drugs like Oxycontin and Oxycodone. Law enforcement in Charlotte County says they are being dolled out like candy.

Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron says he's in a battle to fight one of the worst plagues to hit our area.

The sheriff says pain clinics or pill mills as they are known are at the heart of the problem.

Sheriff Cameron says the fight is an uphill battle because its all above the law.