05-10-2015, 09:46 PM #1
TN - Feds: Grandmother hid pill mill ring behind suburban facadeKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — To neighbors, Sylvia Hofstetter was a wealthy businesswoman and grandmother who threw extravagant pool parties and went all out to decorate her upscale suburban home on Christmas and Halloween.
That image was shattered when FBI agents raided the health care administrator's Knoxville home in March. Federal prosecutors say the 51-year-old Florida native was running the largest illicit drug operation in the history of east Tennessee: a string of pill mills that raked in $17.5 million in four years.
Hofstetter didn't hide her affluence. She often had contractors renovating her 3,400-square-foot home in the winding Falcon Pointe development of cul-de-sacs, where neighbors smile and wave on their afternoon strolls. Around the holidays, her displays rivaled the massive tangle of lights assembled by Clark Griswold in the film "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," said Teresa Coleman, who lives a few doors down from Hofstetter's home.
This undated photo provided by the Blount County Sheriffs Office shows Sylvia Hofstetter. Federal prosecutors say the 51-year-old Florida native was running the largest illicit drug operation in the history of east Tennessee: a string of pill mills that raked in $17.5 million in four years. (Blount County Sheriffs Office via AP)
05-11-2015, 09:00 AM #2Inactive
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I wonder what all the addicts are doing now to get their drugs
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