FHP assists FDLE & FDA with the seizure of the Celebrex.
Last week, FHP took part in a cooperative drug seizure involving both Federal and State personnel. Captain Brad Pelton, Sergeant Randall Krauss, and Troopers Mike VanLeer and Kurt Hardley assisted agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Office of Statewide Prosecution with the seizure of 75,000 units of Celebrex, a prescription Arthritis medication, and the arrest of two suspects. The Celebex pills have an estimated street value of $250,000.
The drug seizure, which took place at the Lake Worth Service Plaza on Florida's Turnpike, was a spin-off of an on-going investigation called Operation Stone Cold Case. The two suspects, both from Miami, were arrested and charged with Illegal Possession of Legend Drugs with the Intent to Distribute, and were booked into the Palm Beach County Jail. The arrest and seizure are the result of an ongoing criminal Federal and State investigation. Great job FHP!