CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs has seized $550,000 from a “criminal enterprise” involved in the illegal sale of prescription drugs, the city attorney said Wednesday.
“There are hundreds of thousands of these sales,” City Attorney John Hearn told city commissioners at a meeting. “We got the accounts before they were transferred.”
The city has reached an agreement with an individual — who has not been named — for the money to be put into the city’s drug forfeiture fund, Hearn said.
Funding is used to benefit the police department and community initiatives.
“All the money stays in the city,” he said.
City police officers worked with agents of the US Drug Enforcement Administration to monitor bank accounts with illegal funds, but city police and city attorneys made the case and seized the accounts, he said.
Hearn did not provide any additional information about the case.
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