Dr. Willem Ouw of Broward County, Florida was arrested last week for allegedly running a “pill mill” from his medical office. Ouw, 84, faces charges for dispensing a controlled substance without authorization by law, conspiracy to dispense oxycodone, and attempting to dispense oxycodone, morphine, and amphetamine. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.
Three of Ouw’s employees, Sarah Shoopman of Orange County, Belafonte “Quincy” Byard of Broward County, and Donna Licata of Broward County, were also arrested. They are being charged with one count of conspiracy to dispense a controlled substance without authorization by law. If found guilty, they each face a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison. News sources did not name attorneys for them.
AutoNation executive Elaine May of Pompano Beach, Florida was killed on March 20 in a Fort Lauderdale car crash.
According to Fort Lauderdale police, the crash occurred at NW 15th Avenue near Lockhart Stadium at 7:20 p.m. last Monday. May was driving a Nissan Maxima south when an Infiniti G35 traveling west on West Commercial Boulevard crashed into her vehicle. May died at the scene. It is unclear if the other driver was injured.
Miracle Griffin of Pompano Beach, Florida was killed in an accident last Sunday while riding on the back of an ATV driven by Chauncey Edwards in Pompano Beach. According to Broward Sheriff’s Office, Edwards, 19, was illegally driving the ATV west at the intersection of NE 17th Court and NE Second Terrace.
Edwards reportedly reached the intersection at the same time as a Mercury Sable that was coming from the north. The driver of the vehicle didn’t see the ATV and continued driving. Edwards swerved left to avoid crashing into a vehicle, but the abrupt change of direction threw him and Griffin, 19, off the ATV.
Flack’s Painting & Waterproofing, a Pompano Beach, Florida, painting company, faces $89.793 in fines after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) completed an investigation into an employee’s workplace injuries.
OSHA initiated the investigation after an unnamed 48-year-old employee reportedly suffered neck and back injuries due to a fall. The worker was repairing balconies at a high-rise property on Ocean Boulevard and fell 18 feet to the ground when the scaffolding he was working on collapsed.