BSO Sheriff Charged With Pill Trafficking

Sgt. John Goodbread filled more than 30 prescriptions for Oxycodone, Oxycontin, and Hyrocodone in 20 months

By Janie Campbell
|  Sunday, Apr 10, 2011  |  Updated 8:51 AM EDT
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BSO Sheriff Charged With Pill Trafficking

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A 21-year veteran of the Broward Sheriff's Office and his wife have been charged with oxycodone trafficking and prescription fraud, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Sgt. John Goodbread, 42, and his wife Heather were booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Friday after an investigation into apparent "doctor shopping" revealed the couple were obtaining prescription pills illegally.

Records show that between April 2009 and December 2010, Sgt. Goodbread filled more than 30 prescriptions for Oxycodone, Oxycontin and Hydrocodone.

Between April 2009 and February of this year, Heather Goodbread obtained the same plus Morphine Sulfate more than 30 times.

Three of the five prescribing doctors listed made sworn statements that they were unaware the others were prescribing the same drugs, according to the Sun-Sentinel. A fourth doctor is deceased, and the fifth had destroyed his records and was unable to confirm.

An investigation into the Goodbread's prescription history was made shortly after his health insurance refused to cover a prescription for oxycodone and contacted the prescribing doctor. But Dr. Javier Prettelt of Loxahatchee claimed he never prescribed the medicine, and his office contacted that of another area doctor, who called the Broward Sherrif's Office.

Goodbread has been suspended with pay.

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