15 Arrested in Prescription Drug Sting

By Gene Cubbison
|  Thursday, Apr 14, 2011  |  Updated 5:51 AM PDT
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A multi-agency law enforcement task force fanned out across San Diego County.

A multi-agency law enforcement task force fanned out across San Diego County.

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A multi-agency law enforcement task force fanned out across San Diego County Wednesday, cracking down on the illegal distribution and abuse of prescription drugs.

Dozens of armed lawmen and women worked in teams, targeting places where parolees and probationers live to see if they're in compliance with court orders.

They found not only contraband prescription narcotics, but street drugs as well.

The countywide operation began Tuesday. Wednesday’s locations stretched from Poway, south to downtown San Diego and east to Bay Terraces.

Some of the targeted individuals weren't home, or had moved or actually were in compliance.

But here and there, officers found what they suspected might turn up -- pills for which those people didn't have prescriptions and small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine.

At each stop, team leaders held a background briefing on the case file.

In all, 15 people were arrested during the two-day operation.

Agents also confiscated $3,000 in cash and two replica firearms that could be brandished in holdups.

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