Twenty-nine people have been charged for their involvement with a prescription fraud ring.

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight says the charges come after a 10-month investigation. Operation Bad Apple began last March when the sheriff’s Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit learned that dozens of fraudulent prescriptions for Oxycodone from Luxor Industries Physicians Group in North Fort Myers were being filled at Apple Pharmacy in Englewood. Englewood residents anonymously notified authorities of suspicious people and activity near the private business. Detectives believe the scripts were stolen from an unlicensed pain clinic that was closed in July.