Aiman Aryan, Accused Of Slinging Oxy, Ran Pharmacy In Downtown Government Center

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County Hall, oxy central?
​In true South Florida fashion, a pill mill that trafficked thousands of illegal oxycodone tablets was operating right in the heart of Miami-Dade County government, the feds say.

Recent charges filed against Robert's Drug Store and its owner, Aiman Aryan, are a surprising fall from grace for a well-connected pharmacist with four locations around the 305 -- including one in the lobby of the Stephen P. Clark Government Center, the seat of power for county Mayor Carlos Gimenez and thousands of Dade staffers.

>Talk about slimy government connections. Aryan and 23 others were indicted October 12 on charges of defrauding Medicare and conspiring to distribute OxyContin, oxycodone, and other synthetic painkillers. Bernard Cassidy, Aryan's attorney, declined to comment. The 40-year-old Pinecrest pharmacist did not return a message left at his office.

Although local news outlets reported the big bust, no one noted that Aryan was allegedly slinging pain pills right under Gimenez's nose.

Robert's has been operating inside county hall since 2005. Four years ago, Aryan's pharmacy beat out Walgreens to keep its lease, which paid the county $204,000 in rent over five years.

In 2003, the Sun-Sentinel quoted him bemoaning his problems with Medicaid's "highly corrupt system for dispensing& narcotics to the poor." Now, the DEA says Aryan is one of the largest criminal distributors of oxy in South Florida.

Between January and June 1 of this year, Aryan allegedly purchased "1.6 million units of oxycodone," which made him South Florida's "fifth-highest wholesale purchaser," according to an October 14 order suspending his state license.

All of those pills ended up in the hands of two drug dealers who helped Aryan recruit Medicaid patients who were paid ;$600 every time they picked up opiates from Robert's, the DEA says.

County attorneys are checking whether they can terminate Aryan's lease based on the federal charges, says Suzy Trutie, a spokeswoman for the County.

Each of Aryan's drugstores, including the Government Center location, dispensed an average of 270 oxy tablets a day per patient, the feds say.

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Merovingian_54
Merovingian_54

At the end of this case Ayman Aryan (which is mean naked in English) finally said the truth and he is now in jail because of what he did, he will stay there for ten years take all the money in banks one and half million USD and he will not be a pharmacist any more in whole USA not only in Miami.

So I believe that when some one confirm and recognize all the charges against him we can't say that is a trick or he is innocent.

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pharma news

This is very interesting news for me. I was looking for the pharmacy updates and reached here. I am glad I visited here and come to know about it.

Mario
Mario

i cant wait for this to go to trail the city miami is once again making a big mistake or dea whom ever. watch how aimen will win his case i cant wait for the counter law suit for hundress of millions of dollars they will have to pay..... HIM

Marilay07
Marilay07

Its crazy what this corrupted goverment does when they want to close the doors of one of the largest independent pharmacies in Florida, for Cvs and Walgreens to lead the way. All of this claims are false, as i personally know how many things this pharmacies did to avoid issues like this. But the sad part is that now in days instead of being inoccent until proven guilty is the opposite... Guilty until proven innocent. May god protect this man from all this crooks as he is one of the best and respectful persons that i have crossed path with.

Me
Me

charged and accused do not mean convicted in an era of loose interpretations of the constitution let's not forget due process

Servr
Servr

Palestinians money

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bbb

what do you mean palestinians money

Korea Embassy
Korea Embassy

I very much suspect that the DEA, US federal government is accusing falsely Mr. Aryan.

I very much look forward for the trial. As for the proof. Yes, how can someone squires that much wealth in such a short time.

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how do you know all this do you have a proof

Korea Embassy
Korea Embassy

Dear all. If you check the background of the Aryan family, you will then find out that Mr. Izzedin, the father of the accused was an corrupted Palestinian official prior to the Oslo agreement. He fled the West Bank after stealing the PLO funds. He and his family started accumulating more wealth starting 2007. Up to our date, they own 53 pharmacies in Jordan. These pharmacies, I mean Pharmacy 1 is their commercial name. I believe that they are all established and financed by their drug sale in Florida. Otherwise, how can they acquire all of this wealth in such a short time.

The DEA should request the assistance of the Jordanian Government to recover the drug accumulated money in Jordan. Take a trip to Jordan and check the newly built villa, palace built by the accused.

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