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Drug bust nets 56 goverment employees

OxyContin bust nets 56 Miami-Dade government employees

* Story Highlights
* Total of 62 arrested, including police officer, felony court clerk, corrections officers
* Officials: Recruiters enlisted mostly Miami-Dade government workers in drug ring
* Authorities: Health insurance information used to get OxyContin prescriptions
* More than 12,000 tablets were obtained, with a street value of $400,000

MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- Fifty-six government employees -- including a police officer, a felony court clerk, two corrections officers and 27 school bus drivers and attendants -- were arrested in a scam that used health insurance information to fraudulently obtain prescriptions for the painkiller OxyContin, authorities said Wednesday.

Sixty-two people were arrested in total and all face charges including racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering and grand theft, according to the Miami-Dade state attorney's office.

Authorities estimate 130 medically unnecessary prescriptions for OxyContin -- more than 12,000 tablets -- were presented to pharmacies. The drugs have an estimated street value of $400,000, prosecutors said.

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