Cops Involved With Prescription Drugs
A detective with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office was forced resign after accusations of buying and using prescription drugs.
Detective William Prioletti was accused of buying drugs from http://my mexicandrugstore.com, a Web site that sells a range of prescription drugs. Prioletti bought Cynomel, a thyroid medication. Lieutenant Teresa Odom and Detective Elton Miller, both of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, were also accused of buying Cynomel from Prioletti. The two were demoted, even though they said they weren't aware that the drugs they were buying were prescription-only drugs.
"We are held to a high standard, law enforcement. We expect our own people to know what the law is," Major Keith Riddick said.
The Sheriff's Office also received information that Prioletti had been using steroids in addition to selling the thyroid medication. An investigation was not able to prove his drug use, but Prioletti was forced to resign for buying and selling the Cynomel. He could face up to 15 years in prison.
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