Thursday, August 04, 2005
Miami-Dade school employees arrested for oxycontin
Posted by David Oscar Markus
For those wondering who Alex Acosta is, he's our new U.S. Attorney, and he's started with a bang: 29 people -- mostly Miami-Dade school employees -- were arrested today in an oxycontin ring: "Of those charged in an 84-count federal grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday, five are Miami-Dade school bus drivers, 13 are school bus attendants and one is a former school bus driver now driving a city bus. Two school custodians, a cook and a cashier were also charged, along with a Miami doctor and five other people." Read more in this Sun-Sentinel article. The article says more arrests are coming and Acosta stated, "We felt it prudent and necessary to take action with the information we already had.'' Although no teachers have been arrested, this will be an interesting story to follow and I'm sure the teacher blogs (like South Florida Educators) will be discussing it...
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