‘Operation Candy Man’ Targets Nurse Practitioners Illegally Selling Opioids in Metro Detroit

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DETROIT, May 11, 2022 ~ Three women, two men, and three guns have been seized in an ongoing illegal prescription pill bust operation named “Operation Candy Man.”

None of the detainees have been charged yet in connection to the crimes.

According to officials, Michigan State Police are specifically targeting nurse practitioners issuing illegal prescriptions for tens of thousands of hydrocodone and oxycodone pills.

The pills are reportedly being diverted through “patients” for street sales.

Listen below as 760 WJR Senior News Analyst Lloyd Jackson tells Tom Jordan and Kevin Dietz about the recent “Operation Candy Man” busts.


May 12, 2022 ~ 760 WJR Senior News Analyst Lloyd Jackson updates Kevin and Tom on “Operation Candy Man.”