Deputy Accused Of Doc Shopping For Pain Pills

LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) — A Pasco County Sheriff’s deputy is accused of doctor shopping to get prescription painkillers, including Oxycodone and Percocet.

Sheriff’s officials say 35-year-old Deputy Ray Sajko Jr. was arrested Thursday on charges of withholding information from a practitioner. He is a 15-year veteran of the department.

Sheriff’s investigators got a tip from a pharmacist late last year and began looking into allegations that Sajko was doctor shopping.

Records show that nine times Sajko saw physicians at two different locations within a 30 day period. He received pain prescriptions for from both clinics.

An arrest affidavit states physicians at both locations were unaware Sajko was receiving prescriptions elsewhere.

The sheriff’s office says Sajko admitted to using the medications. They say there is no evidence he sold the drugs.

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