Major pill operation busted in Collier County
FOX 4 Staff
NAPLES, Fla. - A Golden Gate man faces charges in connection with a multistate pill trafficking operation.
Detectives arrested 33-year-old David Delly on August 16 seizing more than 16,000 illegal prescription pills worth nearly $200,000. It is the single largest pill seizure ever made in Collier County.
“This arrest is a warning that narcotics trafficking won’t be tolerated in Collier County,” Sheriff Rambosk said. “Removing these pills from the streets of our community will have an immediate impact.”
Delly is being held in the Collier County jail on $910,000 bond on multiple felony drug charges, including opium trafficking.
Detectives say Delly oversaw a drug trafficking operation that spanned the southeastern United States, including Florida. Under this operation, Delly sponsored individuals to travel to doctors and pharmacists for prescriptions. He then the purchased prescriptions and/or filled them himself.
Delly traveled from state to state on a weekly basis. He flew in airplanes, stayed in hotels, drove rental cars and used cell phones to conduct this operation, detectives said.
Due to the amount of prescriptions and pills recovered Friday detectives estimate this group to be comprised by up to 100 people.