Three Men Arrested for $11 Million Multi-State Drug Diversion Scheme
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced the arrest of three men for their alleged involvement in a multi-state drug diversion ring. According to the investigation, the defendants orchestrated the purchase of millions of dollars of medications on the black market, primarily from Medicaid recipients in Miami, Fla. and Newark, N.J., and resold to pharmacies in the Northeast, including North Philly Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pa. and Lu Puja Pharmacy in Chicago, Ill. The drugs included anti-depressants, anti-psychotics and HIV medications, such as Abilify, Atripla, Viread, Zyprexa and Plavix. The defendants allegedly operated out of locations in Houston, Texas, Orlando, Fla. and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Date:March 6, 2015
- Agency:Florida Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies