Sober Homes Task Force arrest two on patient brokering charges
Two more drug treatment center owners were arrested Friday on multiple counts of patient brokering, bringing the total number of people arrested by the State Attorney’s Sober Homes Task Force to 32.
Nick Cirio, 38, was arrested on 10 counts of patient brokering, a second-degree felony that carries a $100,000 fine and up to 15 years in prison.
Evan Rodriguez, 43, was arrested on 53 counts of patient brokering, a first-degree felony that carries a $500,000 fine and up to 30 years in prison.
Both men were stung by the same unidentified informant, a Lake Worth sober home operator who told task force officials that Cirio and Rodriguez paid him between $325 and $2,500 for each patient he sent them, a police report stated. The sober home was at 702 N. G St. Read more..