Nine Arrested in Clay County, Florida in Pill Clinic Sting

Nine people have been arrested in Clay County, Florida for various drug charges after police raided an Orange Park clinic. Many (45) police officers executed a search warrant at Total Medical Express of Orange Park this past Friday. In addition to searching the clinic building, police also brought drug dogs to sniff the cars in the clinic’s parking lot.

The people who were arrested in Clay County were arrested on a variety of charges. One arrest is possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. If the clients of this clinic were found with pills, such as xanax, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and they do not have a prescription, they were arrested for possession. This is a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Another charge people were arrested for was Doctor Shopping. It is illegal in Florida to withhold information from a doctor from whom the person seeks to obtain a controlled substance or a prescription for a controlled substance when that person has already received a prescription from another doctor for that controlled substance within the previous 30 days. In other words, you can’t get a prescription for xanax from one doctor and go to another doctor complaining of the same ailment to get more pills. This also is a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.