A 57-year-old Boca Raton woman was arrested by the Palm Beach County Sober Home Task Force on Thursday and charged with 35 counts of patient brokering.
Sarah Muhammad was employed at Chapters Recovery, which also did business at Good Futures Recovery in Delray Beach. The arrest report with details of her alleged involvement was not available. Muhammad is the 27th arrest by the task force since October 2016.
In May state lawmakers renewed funding for the Sober Home Task Force, headed Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg. According to Aronberg, the money will allow the task force to continue operating for another year. The task force is comprised of law enforcement from a dozen state and local agencies.
In December the Sober Home Task Force raided Good Futures, carrying away boxes of documents and computers.
In March, 93 counts of patient brokering were filed against Daniel Kandler, one of the owners of Chapters. The two other owners, David Remland, and Mark Desimone were arrested on May 11 and charged with patient brokering.
According to police reports, Kandler is the owner of Impact Q Testing, a laboratory adjacent to Chapters on West Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. Police reports say that Kandler — along with Remland and Desimone — made payments to James Tomasso and others for urine samples from addicts at various treatment centers.
Tomasso was arrested in February on charges of patient brokering. He told investigators that Kandler paid him $150,000 to bring urine samples to Impact Q Testing.