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Suspect: Drug sale was April Fools' joke

OCALA, Fla., April 5 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said an alleged drug dealer who fled with $525 from undercover agents claimed the incident was an April Fools' Day joke.

The Marion County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force said undercover agents arranged through a confidential source to purchase 40 oxycodone pills from Sara Medeiros, 30, and they met with her Friday at an undisclosed location, the Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner reported Tuesday.

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The task force said Medeiros told the agents she had to take the money to another location to get the drugs from a third-party dealer and she left the scene with $525. Agents said the woman never returned.

Medeiros was later located inside a vehicle in Ocala and she told officials during an interview she had taken the money, which was recovered, as an April Fools' joke.

"It may have been an April Fools' joke for her, but for drug agents, we take any sale of narcotics very seriously," task force commander Lt. Donnie Winston said.

Agents said they had information on previous drug sales allegedly committed by Medeiros and she was charged with grand theft, three counts of sale of a Schedule 2 narcotic and three counts of possession of a Schedule 2 narcotic.

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