FDLE Arrests Chemist for Switching Prescription Pills for Over-the-Counter Drugs
GAINESVILLE - The FDLE chemist who has been accused of tampering with drug evidence has been arrested and FDLE is making their way around North Central Florida to see if any our cases have been affected here.
The Gainesville Police Department says they had four cases that were handled by 32-year-old Joseph Graves.
Graves was charged with multiple felonies including grand theft and trafficking in illegal drugs.
He bonded out of jail at $290,000 but police claim he was switching prescription drugs for over the counter drugs.
GPD says they have been cleared and their cases were not affected.
Officer Ben Tobias, Gainesville Police Department: "I think we are lucky that our cases weren't affected we try to make good cases with good evidence every time and it could have been a headache to have those four cases go away."
Graves worked out of FDLE's Pensacola Lab and has been a supervisor at the lab since 2009.
He resigned prior to his arrest.
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