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pexels-photo-208512-300x200Police in Sarasota, FL, announced the arrest of a 49-year-old Bradenton medical assistant accused of writing and submitting dozens of fraudulent prescriptions over a two-year period.

Kelly A. Gaffney is facing 241 felony charges and 26 misdemeanors, including fraud, trafficking in oxycodone, trafficking in morphine, criminal use of personal identification, and possession of prescription blanks. She is being held at Sarasota County Jail on $360,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for her.

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drugs-908533_1920-300x200It was May 2015, and still early in the morning in rural Berks County, Pennsylvania. Dana Smith, age 48, looked outside and was surprised to see a line of police cars waiting outside. “It was like a line of state troopers’ car and sheriffs’ cars,” she said. “They said they have a warrant, and I said, ‘A warrant for what?” and they said, ‘To search the house.’”

It turns out that Smith’s boyfriend, Edward Chesney, was under suspicion of trafficking drugs. Law enforcement believed he had based his operation in Smith’s own home, and now they were looking for evidence.
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