The final suspect accused of crimes related to a now defunct pain clinic has been arrested by the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
Presmil Masson Jr. was arrested June 1 on six counts of manslaughter and two counts of racketeering. Pam Bondi, the Attorney General of Florida, had announced previously that eight people had been charged in relation to the alleged pill mill operation that operated throughout Florida, including at the Real Care Medical Group office in Plantation.
Bondi said Dr. Lynn Averill and seven others sold oxycodone to drug dealers and addicts. All of the suspects, with the exception of Masson, were arrested on May 27 at locations throughout Florida, New Jersey and Illinois. According to the charges, the drugs were sold to patients for between $1 and $5 per pill.
Averill and Masson, if convicted of manslaughter and racketeering, face up to 180 years in prison. The other defendants, if convicted, face maximum penalties ranging from 60 to 180 years in prison.
When drugs are improperly prescribed or distributed, whether through an illegal pill mill operation or through other means, and such action causes injury or death, then the victim or the victim’s family may be able to file a lawsuit for pharmaceutical negligence to obtain compensation for their loss. Contact Joyce & Reyes for more information.