PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. - The Pinellas County Sheriff's office makes a major prescription pill bust. But not before more than 100,000 pills hit the streets with a value of 1.5 million dollars. The nearly three month long operation "Pill Popper II", identified 175 suspected oxycodone users and sellers. 88 people were taken into custody on a host of charges including trafficking and doctor shopping.
Two suspects are facing federal indictments on conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. Investigators started working on the case in July and say this is only the tip of the iceberg.