COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A joint investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Ft. Myers Regional Operations Center and the Collier County Sheriff's Office has led to the arrest of a Southwest Florida couple on numerous counts of prescription drug offenses.
Tuesday, agents arrested Caroline P. Keogh, 44, of Fort Myers, on 23 counts of obtaining controlled substance by fraud and two counts of principal in the first degree for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and Jason David Slapp, 29, of Naples, on two counts of obtaining controlled substance by fraud and two counts of principal in the first degree for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
Slapp is currently employed as a correctional Corporal for the Collier County Sheriff's Office. A spokesperson for the Collier County Sheriff's Office said Slapp has been put on unpaid administrative leave. An internal investigation is being conducted. Slapp has been with CCSO since August of 2005.
The investigation began, in January 2012, when FDLE received information from the Collier County Sheriff's Office that alleged the suspects were fraudulently obtaining numerous controlled substances at pharmacies in Lee and Collier counties.
The investigation alleges that Caroline Keogh had fraudulently called in controlled substance prescriptions and/or refills into various pharmacies for herself and for her husband, Jason Slapp. Keogh allegedly called in the fraudulent prescriptions for Xanax (Alprazolam), Vicodin (Hydrocodone) and Ambien (Zolpidem Tartrate) when she was employed at Advanced Medical Center, in Naples.
Keogh was booked into the Lee County Jail. Slapp was booked into the Collier County Jail.