Drug agents arrest retired pharmacist from Nettleton

John Hall | Photo: Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics

This arrest was the result of a three-month investigation.

Posted: Jan 14, 2019 10:22 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A retired pharmacist is accused of running an illegal pharmacy from his floral shop.

On Jan. 11, drug agents in north Mississippi arrested John Hall, 76.

Agents also searched his business, The Flower Garden, in Nettleton, where they found an assortment of prescription drugs, said John Dowdy, director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.

Hall is charged with the following:

- Felony sale of Tapentadol

- Felony possession with intent to sell or distribute Soma

- Misdemeanor practicing medicine without a license

Dowdy says Hall could face additional charges.

This arrest was the result of a three-month investigation.

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