News


Prescription drug traffickers arrested in “Operation Paradyse Falls”

 
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested four central Florida residents charged with prescription drug trafficking and operating a pill mill known as Florida Family Health Care located at 80 Spring Vista Drive, Suite #100 in Debary, Fla.  

 
According to investigators, Anthony Joseph Paradyse, 27, of Deltona, owned and managed the center. He hired Dr. Jean-Luc Michel, 56, of Boynton Beach, as its physician. Paradyse is charged with knowingly operating an unlicensed pain clinic, trafficking in oxycodone and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, all felony charges. Michel was arrested for knowingly operating an unlicensed pain clinic, a third-degree felony. 
 
Also charged is clinic office manager Jermaine Lydell Johnson,34, of Deltona, with one count of knowingly operating an unlicensed pain clinic, a third-degree felony and medical assistant Alexandra Jane Grech,23, with trafficking in oxycodone and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, both felonies. 
 
Paradyse was booked into the Orange County Jail. Michel was taken to the Indian River County Jail. Grech was booked into the Volusia County Jail. Johnson remains at-large. 
 
The investigation began in July 2011 after a tip from a confidential informant. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Health partnered with FDLE during the investigation. 
 
The investigation is ongoing. The case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 7th Judicial Circuit. 
 
Resident Agent-In-Charge, Jack Massey, will be available for media interviews this afternoon at the Daytona Beach Field Office.