TAMPA, FLA. -- The brother-in-law of Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carrol is facing a federal indictment related to the break-up of a prescription pill ring, according to investigators.
Documents from the U.S. Attorney's Office say that Edward Beckles, the husband of Carrol's sister, was indicted Monday.
Authorities say the indictment relates to a large-scale pill ring.
Investigators say Beckles, a pharmacist, allegedly filled bogus prescriptions for the high-end synthetic opiate Oxycodone from late summer 2009 to early this year.
Investigators said Beckles was charged with conspiracy to posses th drug with intent to distribute, as well as possession with intent to distribute while acting outside the course of professional practice.
If convicted, he faces a maximum 20 years in prison for each count, according to authorities.
Investigators say Beckles is out on bond.
There has been no word on a trial date.