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    MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- Fifty-six government employees -- including a police officer, a felony court clerk, two corrections officers and 27 school bus drivers and attendants -- were arrested in a scam that used health insurance information to fraudulently obtain prescriptions for the painkiller OxyContin, authorities said Wednesday.


    Arrested as "recruiters" in the alleged OxyContin scam, are, clockwise: Janice Currington; Dwonvalyn Johnson; Barbara Miller Benaby; Guyton Wynell; Marcella Pierce; and Wanda McNeal.

    Sixty-two people were arrested in total and all face charges including racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering and grand theft, according to the Miami-Dade state attorney's office.

    Authorities estimate 130 medically unnecessary prescriptions for OxyContin -- more than 12,000 tablets -- were presented to pharmacies. The drugs have an estimated street value of $400,000, prosecutors said.

    OxyContin is a popular painkiller, delivering an instant "high" when it is crushed or dissolved and ingested.

    The scam began in January 2003, when six "recruiters" enlisted a group of people, most of them employees of local government, to participate in the ring, according to prosecutors.

    Those employees provided their health insurance identification information, and with that information they obtained unnecessary prescriptions for OxyContin from another codefendant, who was a physician, authorities said.

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    The defendants filled those prescriptions at pharmacies and sold the pills for cash to another codefendant, authorities said.

    In addition, prosecutors said, the defendants submitted claims to their insurance companies for reimbursement for the OxyContin prescriptions.

    "There can never be an excuse for helping put dangerous drugs onto our streets," said Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade state attorney. "When public employees are a part of the problem and when public medical benefits are used to make the scheme work, these are shameful events. They are also crimes."

    Among those arrested, according to authorities, were:

    17 Miami-Dade County Public Schools bus drivers

    10 Miami-Dade County Public Schools bus attendants

    Six city of Miami Department of Solid Waste employees

    Five Miami-Dade County Public Schools security officers

    Three Miami-Dade County Public Schools custodians

    Two Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation corrections officers

    Two Miami-Dade County Public Schools teacher assistants

    Two Miami-Dade County Transit bus drivers

    One city of Hialeah police officer

    One city of Miami crane operator

    One Miami-Dade County Circuit Court felony clerk

    One Helen B. Bentley Family Health Center driver

    One Miami-Dade County Human Services data entry specialist

    One Miami-Dade County Human Services employee (other)

    One Miami-Dade County General Services Administration employee

    One Department of Children and Families employee

    One former employee of Family Christian Services
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    Default Re: OxyContin bust nets 56 Miami-Dade government employees

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    all those fuckin pills, they was gettin it in, lol

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    GODDAYUM i know they was bringin in some dough...i know them bus drivers was hustlin they ass off


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    Two Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation corrections officers

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    See Roboboss could have just said he was a corrupt CO we could have taken that.
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    Two Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation corrections officers

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