MANATEE — A 57-year-old Bradenton man told deputies after he was arrested Wednesday that he has made a business out of purchasing pills and reselling them, making $5 or $6 profit on each one.
James Alex Walker, who lives in the 900 block of Spring Lake Blvd., Bradenton, told Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies that he purchases a pill comprised of Hydromorphone, or Dilaudid, for $14 or $15 per pill and resells them for $20 per pill, according to a sheriff’s office arrest report.
Walker, who listed his occupation as a maintenance technician at Pines of Sarasota, told deputies he purchases Oxycodone for $20 per pill and resells them for $25 per pill.
When he was arrested, Walker had 19 Oxycodone pills and 24 Hydromophone pills, according to the report.
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The sheriff’s office had gotten arrest warrants for Walker for selling both drugs, which are controlled substances.
On Wednesday, when Walker pulled up to his residence in a 2005 Ford Explorer, several detectives and a deputy converged, arrested him and charged him with intent to sell controlled drugs,
Walker’s bond was set at $2,500 and the sheriff’s office website indicated he was not incarcerated on Monday.