|February 4, 2016
Contact: Whitney Ray
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced multiple arrests in connection to a shuttered Florida pill mill. The arrests and closing of the pill mill are the result of a multi-year investigation by Attorney General Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution and the Drug Enforcement Administration, with the assistance of the Hallandale Police Department, the Miami-Dade Police Department and the Miami Gardens Police Department.
According to the investigation, the Swain Medical Center, owned and operated by Anthony Swain, delivered fraudulent prescriptions for more than a million dosage units of pain medication including hydromorphone and oxycodone. These highly addictive and dangerous prescription pills have an estimated street value of more than $16 million. The defendants allegedly used doctors and unlicensed medical workers to issue illegal prescriptions that were then filled and sold throughout South Florida. Prescriptions from the center were also discovered in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The following defendants have been arrested in connection to the investigation and face charges including, but not limited to, racketeering, conspiracy to traffic in oxycodone and conspiracy to traffic in illegal drugs:
· Lashonda Michelle Boatwright, 38;
· Alejandra A. Collazo, 44;
· Robin Donaldson, 50;
· Terrance Denard Fredrick, 43;
· Rudolph Valentino James Lightbourne, 31;
· Shevoune Sonia Texmar Martin, 33;
· Christian Valdimore Miller, 24;
· Anthony Vachon Swain, 38;
· Jackqeline Alexandaria Wilson, 34;
· Fred Decarlo Wise, 37; and
· Joseph Lamar Yearby, 42.
There is an outstanding warrant for Bobby Rogers, 44, in connection to this investigation.
The Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will prosecute the defendants. Both drug trafficking conspiracy counts carry a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years in state prison.
The Florida Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution prosecutes multi-circuit organized crime while working regularly with federal and state counterparts to coordinate efforts against criminal activity. The office provides proactive partnership to law enforcement and is not limited to geographic or judicial boundaries.