A man accused of luring people with bogus “testosterone enhancer” prescriptions to Florida to sell them fake pills is accused with stealing more than $2.5 million in drugs, authorities said.
Daniel Fussell, 30, was arrested Thursday in Orange County, Florida, by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and charged with possession of a controlled substance, felony grand theft and theft.
Fussell has been charged with nine counts of grand theft, one count of possession of drugs, and one count each of possession with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of prescription drugs.
Fusssell, a father of two, was also charged with two counts of theft by deception, according to the Palm Bay County Sheriff.
According to court records, Fussel is the owner of a home on the 1200 block of West Lake St., in Lauderhill, Florida.
He is listed as a “caretaker” of the home, according the Florida Department of Health.
Fossel is also listed as an owner of an apartment building on the 5300 block of North St. John Avenue in Lauderhurst, Florida’s most populous city, records show.
He is also the owner and operator of a medical marijuana dispensary on the 3200 block of South St. Johns Avenue in North Lauderdale, Florida.
“It’s really scary.
It’s really hard to go through it.
I’m a big believer in medicine, but I also know how dangerous it can be.
I know how it can affect you emotionally, physically, mentally,” one of Fussels four children told WFTV-TV.
In November, authorities raided the apartment where he lives, and found nearly $400,000 in cash and an array of pills and prescription drugs, including testosterone enhancers, according a sheriff’s department news release.
Authorities say Fusell is accused in the drug ring using a fictitious “Dr. Positron” website, a “test” to sell fake testosterone-enriched pills, according The Sun Sentinel.
The drugs were then shipped to Florida, according documents obtained by the Sun Sentinel, including the pills, testosterone-boosting capsules, and a mask.
Fusells wife and three children were also in the house at the time, authorities allege.
Authorities said Fuservas family owns the medical marijuana dispensaries, but Fusill is accused and convicted of the ring.
Fuchs is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.