Orlando FDLE agent receives state award

For Immediate Release

March 20, 2013

ORLANDO - Florida Department of Law Enforcement Orlando Regional Operations Center Special Agent Jason Cook was named 2012 Investigator of the Year by the State Law Enforcement Chief’s Association. 
Cook, assigned to the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, began an investigation into three pain management clinics believed to be operating as pill mills.  Writing more than 65,000 prescriptions in a single year, Pain Relief Orlando and Pain Relief Center of Orlando, were among the most popular destinations in Florida to obtain oxycodone prescriptions. 
After countless hours of surveillance, interviews, prescription and financial analysis, Agent Cook obtained search warrants and Florida Department of Health emergency suspension orders.  
His efforts dismantled a major organized prescription drug trafficking organization and put its operators in prison.  Agent Cook also provided law enforcement throughout Florida with a blueprint on how to investigate illegal pill mill operations. 
Agent Cook was honored for his achievements at a ceremony in Havana, Fla. last week and received a cash award. 
In addition to being named the State Law Enforcement Chiefs’ Association Investigator of the Year, Agent Cook was the 2012 FDLE Special Agent of the Year.
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001

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