Psychiatrist Jose Menendez Campos sentenced to 25 years for drug trafficking
February 1, 2012
Osceola County, Florida - On January 27, psychiatrist Jose Menendez-Campos was sentenced to 25 years in state prison for his involvement in an organized drug trafficking operation.
The investigation began in early May 2010, when Osceola County Investigative Bureau (OCIB) agents received information about a possible drug trafficking operation.
On October 26, OCIB agents conducted an undercover operation and arrested two suspects, Tyrone Anderson and William Frank Sellers, involved in the drug trafficking. They recovered 56 prescriptions for 18 separate patients.
Based on the arrests, agents were able to obtain two search warrants in Sarasota County. The Sarasota Police Department and Sarasota Sheriff's Office served the warrants and took into evidence 8 lbs. of marijuana, two firearms, one ballistic vest and $10,000 cash. They also took into evidence hundreds of empty pill bottles and approximately 2,000 pills, of which 200 were Oxycodone, most of which listed Dr. Menendez as the doctor prescribing the drugs.
A search warrant was issued for Physicians Care Partners, Inc., located at 3358 N. Southport Road, where Menendez is employed and he was brought in for questioning and cooperated with agents.
On October 28, a warrant was issued for Dr. Menendez's arrest for Conspiracy to Traffic Oxycodone. Tyrone Anderson will be sentenced later this year.
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