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Operation Walking Dead nets 9 arrests

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Updated: 9/10/2013 1:46 pm
BRADFORD COUNTY, Fla. -- A lengthy undercover investigation led the Bradford County Sheriff's to shut down an illegal pill distribution ring in a cemetery.

The operation took place over the weekend at Dyal cemetery, in the western part of the county.

According to deputies, the investigation led law enforcement to discover numerous people living in Bradford and Union Counties obtaining prescription pills by fraudulent means and either using or selling the pills for profit.

Arrested in the operation were:

Suspect #1:  Paul A. Jones (4/10/70) Starke, FL
Charges:  Drug Trafficking  

Suspect #2:  Christopher A. Sangster (1/18/58) Starke, FL
Charges:  Synthetic Narcotic Distribution

Suspect #3:  Felicia N. Swafford (12/10/91) Starke, FL
Charges:   Drug Trafficking

Suspect #4:  Peggy D. Sweat (12/16/71) Hampton, FL
Charges:  Drug Trafficking

Suspect #5:   Jamie Prevatt (3/26/91) 201 Starke, FL 
Charges:  Drug Trafficking

Suspect #6:  Brandon D. Smith (8/18/92) Lake Butler, FL 
Charges:  Drug Trafficking

Suspect #7:  Larry E. Dobbs (11/5/70) Raiford, FL
Charges:  Drug Sale/Possession

Suspect #8:  Albert J. Andrews (9/14/70) Lake Butler, FL 
Charges:  Drug Sale/Possession

Suspect #9:  Justin K. Rogers (11/9/85) Raiford, FL
Charges:  Synthetic Narcotic Distribution

"This investigation stems from a prescription pill epidemic that has swept across the state in recent years," said Sheriff Gordon Smith. "Numerous deaths have been attributed to the misuse of prescription medication and some of these suspects looked like zombies when we arrested them."

The sheriff says that the investigation is ongoing and other arrest and property seizures are likely as part of the operation.
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c9bcrewman - 9/10/2013 2:16 PM
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he look's like walking dead. 30 year's would be nice for these law breaker's.

Fred Thompson - 9/10/2013 1:34 PM
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The FDA needs to disallow the production/pharmasutical purchasing of oxycodone!!
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