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Four Oxycodone related arrests

HERNANDO TODAY STAFF
Published:   |   Updated: May 10, 2013 at 03:17 PM

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Oxycodone was the drug of choice this weekend following two unrelated arrests on drug trafficking charges along with two other men arrested on unrelated charges drug possession.

Bradley Peel, 36, Weeki Wachee, and William Shirlaw, 50, Spring Hill, are both charged with drug trafficking after deputies say they both went in to different Walgreens Pharmacies and attempted to purchase Oxycodone with false prescriptions.

Shirlaw was arrested on Saturday and Peel on Sunday.

According to a deputy report, both men attempted to purchase 240 pills at 30 milligrams, with Peel also attempting to purchase 90 tablets of Alprazolam. Peel was also charged with acquiring a controlled substance by fraud, while Shirlaw was not, although a deputy noted he used a false prescription to purchase the drug.

Both men were taken to Hernando County Jail with Peel's bond set at $55,000 and Shirlaw's bond set at $50,000.

Earlier in the weekend, deputies made two arrests for drug possession involving Oxycodone with one defendant leading deputies on a chase in an attempt to hide his drugs, according to one deputy's report.

On Friday, Mario Rojero, 21, Brooksville, refused to stop his 4-door Honda after a deputy turned on his lights and attempted to pull him over for not wearing his seatbelt.

Deputies say Rojero led law enforcement on a short chase on Peach Street before stopping near a home on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and fled on foot. He was caught after he tripped and fell to the ground. A deputy said he also tried to hide a baggie with two Oxycodone pills inside a concrete block.

Along with with a possession charge, Rojero was also charged with operating a motor vehicle with no driver's license, fleeing to elude a police officer and resisting arrest without violence.

Five hours following his arrest, deputies arrested Gerardo Uribe, 25, Brooksville, on charges of drug possession after a deputy said he was in possession of 1 and-a-half Oxycodone pills.

Uribe had a warrant out for his arrest on charges of drug trafficking. Following his arrest, a deputy found the pills inside his front shirt pocket.

Both men were also taken to Hernando County jail. Uribe's bond was set at $10,000 while Rojero's bond was set at $3,700. He bonded out on June 13.

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