Nearly two years after Dr. Carlos Gonzalez Jr. was charged with 31 drug trafficking crimes as part of a pill mill crackdown dubbed “Operation Pill Nation,” the Palm Beach Gardens pediatrician is a free man.
The Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office in 2011 charged Gonzalez, 38, with the wrong crime, Circuit Judge Richard Oftedal ruled last year in throwing out charges that could have sent the Wellington resident to prison for years.
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