Broward Medical Examiner Reportedly Mishandled Thousands of Oxycodone and Hydrocodone Pills
If you are a criminal defense attorney handling drug cases out of Broward County, this report from the Sun Sentinel may be of interest to you. The Broward Inspector General issued a report detailing employee misconduct and gross mismanagement by the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office in connection with the handling and disposal of several thousand pills, including oxycodone and hydrocodone. ME Legal Investigator Supervisor Linda Krivjanik (who was already investigated by BSO and fired) and former Chief Medical Examiner Joshua Perper were both named in the report. Apparently, the lax attitude at the ME’s office was so rampant that even its own employees called the manner in which drugs were stored a “free for all.” The ME’s office is now trying to determine the whereabouts of at least 3,600 pills, including over 2,100 oxycodone and over 150 hydrocodone.