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Husband and Wife Arrested in Pompano Beach Pain Clinic Raid

Search warrant executed and arrests made at Pompano pain clinic: BSO



    (Published Tuesday, June 12, 2012)

    A husband and wife are facing several charges after they were arrested during a raid at a Pompano Beach pain clinic Tuesday.

    A search warrant was executed at the Pain Management Clinic at 1341 S. Powerline Road, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

    Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti said Frank and Bernice Turturo would face 14 counts including racketeering, money laundering and trafficking in Oxycodone.

    "We have charged them like organized crime, we have charged them with racketeering," Lamberti said. "If they are going to act like organized crime, we are going to treat them like organized crime."

    Lamberti said the pair may have ties to the Colombo crime family.

    Some 30 customers who were inside the clinic at the time of the raid were taken into custody and questioned but later released, Lamberti said.

    It was unknown whether the Turturos had an attorney.

    Lamberti said the raid is part of the continuing crack down on pill mills in Broward, and said they've been able to bring the number from 130 to 50.

    "Broward is ground zero for pain clinics and pill mills, we've got more of them in Broward County than we've got Starbucks and McDonald's," he said.

    Check back with and NBC 6 for updates.


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