Authorities bust 'pill mill' doctor in Oldsmar - FOX 13 News

Authorities bust 'pill mill' doctor in Oldsmar

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OLDSMAR (FOX 13) - A 61-year-old doctor was arrested and charged with illegally pushing prescription pills in Oldsmar, attorney general Pam Bondi announced Monday.

Dr. Paul K. Awa works at Main Street Medical on Lee Street. Authorities say the doctor was providing patients with the same controlled substances, regardless of their injuries or complaints.

He's charged with 14 counts of trafficking Oxycodone, two counts of delivery of Alprazolam, and one count of practitioner fraud.

According to records, it's not his first arrest.

Awa was booked in the Hillsborough County Jail on $221,000 bond. His case now rests in the hands of the state attorney's office.

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