Denton Police Seize $1.5 Million Of Stolen Pills

Steven Pickering
August 23, 2018 - 6:10 am
Denton Police Drug Bust

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DENTON (1080 KRLD) - Police in North Texas have arrested two suspects and seized a massive amount of stolen prescription pain medication. Police also recovered stolen weapons and a large amount of other stolen property.

Denton Police launched their investigation in February after getting a report about packages being stolen from a delivery service. "Investigators realized that the packages contained bulk shipments of opioid-based prescription pharmaceuticals," said Bryan Cose with the Denton Police Department. "An employee filed the initial theft report and told us they suspected a fellow employee of diverting packages that were coming through their distribution center."

Those packages were meant for pharmacies and pharmaceutical distribution centers, but police say they were being stolen by Floyd Wagner.

Police conducted surveillance and did a controlled buy of illegal prescription medication from Wagner. That provided enough evidence for search warrants for Wagner's house on Mustang Drive and a storage unit he used on Fort Worth Drive.

"Investigators recovered over 120,000 opioid-based prescription pharmaceutical pills with an estimated street value of $1.5 million," Cose said. Those pills included hydrocodone, oxycodone and morphine. "We also recovered 14 firearms," Cose said, "six of which were stolen, a large sum of currency as well as hundreds of other stolen items."

Wagner is facing drug and weapons charges in the case.

Police say his live-in girlfriend, Brook Neal, was also arrested on drug charges. She is also facing one charge of child endangerment.

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