On March 9, 2012, Polk County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives arrested Tiffany Olaitan, DOB 11/02/71, 1096 Care Free Cove Drive, Winter Haven, and charged her in connection to the on-going investigation surrounding a large-scale pain pill trafficking ring dismantled on March 6, 2012. Olaitan is charged with Conspiracy to Traffic Oxycodone Excess of Two Hundred Grams.
“On March 6th, we sent a clear message to all those connected to the Key Medical Clinic and its owner, Patricia “Trish” Osbourn,” said Sheriff Grady Judd. “We won’t tolerate illegal ‘pill mills’ in Polk County and anyone who has worked with Patricia Osbourn putting dangerous drugs on the street will go to jail.”
“Operation Key Chain” began in July 2011, when PCSO detectives received information that the Key Medical Clinic, located at 1560 6th Street SW in Winter Haven, owned and operated by Patricia Ann “Trish” Osbourn, DOB 4/15/1965, of 105 Byron Place in Winter Haven, was a front for an illegal pill mill operation.
Working with agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and representatives from the Florida Department of Health (DOH), PCSO detectives arrested eight people, served five search warrants on March 6, 2012. During the on-going investigation, detectives learned that Olaitan was responsible for filling out and signing the doctor’s signature on many of the stolen prescriptions suspects had been passing.
On Friday, March 9th, Olaitan was arrested at her place of business, Fathers House Restaurant, located at 2862 Recker Highway, Winter Haven. Elizabeth “Liz” Sykes, DOB 12/14/1972, of 250 West Terrace Avenue in Lake Alfred, who was arrested on March 6th, and charged with Conspiracy to Traffic in Oxycodone Over 200 Grams, is a co-owner of the restaurant.
Inside the restaurant’s office, detectives located lists of names of persons believed to have been passing the prescriptions and documents which appeared to be practiced signatures of doctor’s names which appear on the stolen prescriptions. Detectives also seized $2,000.
This is an ongoing joint investigation between the Polk County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Health and the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.