Pill mill charges dropped after investigators embarrass themselves

As Florida’s statewide crackdown on pill mills continues, authorities have been forced in recent weeks to deal with a pair of public embarrassments due to misconduct by investigators. In November, prosecutors had to drop a case against a Winter Park doctor accused of writing fraudulent prescriptions when it was revealed that a state trooper had been involved in an extramarital affair with a key witness. The second incident involved four Orlando-area law enforcement officers who are alleged to have conspired to illegally search a storage unit where they believed drugs were being stored. All four now face misdemeanor charges, and...

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