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Largo woman accused of fraudulently obtaining, trafficking oxycodone

CLEARWATER — A Largo woman accused of fraudulently obtaining 5,670 oxycodone pills in about a year's time has been arrested outside a Clearwater pharmacy, authorities said.

Angela Louise Johnson, 40, of 728 Third Ave., was arrested Monday afternoon on 19 charges, including obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and trafficking in an illegal substance of more than 4 grams.

About 1:30 p.m., Johnson left the Rx Shop on S Fort Harrison Avenue with a bag of 240 oxycodone pills, according to a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office arrest report. Forty of the pills weighed 5 grams.

Since Sept. 30, 2009, Johnson has had prescriptions for oxycodone filled at least 25 times, and none of the pharmacists knew that she doctor shopped, according to the arrest report.

Johnson was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $545,000 bail.

Largo woman accused of fraudulently obtaining, trafficking oxycodone 09/21/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 5:39pm]
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