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Boca Falls Homeowner Suspended From Fire Job After Arrest

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Falls homeowner Craig Turturo has been suspended without pay from his job as a Pompano Beach firefighter following his early morning arrest Wednesday on charges related to his co-ownership of alleged “pill mills.”

Pompano Beach Fire Department Spokeswoman Sandra King says Turturo, who spent 11 years on the force with a “spotless” record, is now suspended without pay pending the outcome of the federal charges against him.


Tuturo was apprehended during an early morning SWAT team raid on his Boca Falls home Wednesday. Agents from the DEA, The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, and Florida Department of Law Enforcement shut down the street in his upscale neighborhood as they surrounded his home and took him into custody. Full of parents and kids leaving for work, summer camp, and daycare, some called the scene frightening and “something out of a movie.”


A police helicopter was spotted hovering over the neighborhood in the days before the raid.


County records show that Turturo and his wife Angela paid $745,000 for their Boca Falls home in 2006, one of the top prices paid for property on his street. Pompano Beach firefighters earn between $44,000 and and $62,000 annually.


Turturo's arrest on still unspecified charges comes at the same time as the arrest of another Pompano Firefighter, Lewis Stouffer. Stouffer, the DEA says, was the mastermind behind pain clinics that allegedly dispensed pain pills to patients who did not need them.


Turturo and Stouffer were both arrested in late 2011 by Charlotte County Sheriff's Deputies for posting signs — promoting their pain clinic — in and around Naples.


Wednesday's arrests are part of “Operation Pill Street Blues” which led to the apprehension of 14 doctors, managers and owners of pain clinics statewide.

(Photo: Craig Turturo, Courtesy Pompano Beach Fire Department).


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6 thoughts on “Boca Falls Homeowner Suspended From Fire Job After Arrest”

    1. Listen you worthless idiot! You have no idea what had happened! Why do you think that his bail was lowered, why do you think he isn’t under house arrest right now? Because his case is so good on his side that PROVES his innocence there was too much evidence to do anything other wise. So before you start saying names and talking trash about things you know nothing about. maybe you should ask someone who was there like me, the kids, friends, or anyone else. Instead you chose to now put yourself in the position to look like an idiot to all the people reading this.

      1. BocaNewsNow.com Staff

        Before you lash out at the media, and specifically this operation:
        We actually questioned the state attorney’s office regarding the case,d
        the extremely high bail, and the amount of time it took for bail to be reduced.
        Coincidentally or not, bail was reduced the day after our query.
        Don’t assume the media believes everything put forth by officials, but also be aware that it’s all the media has to work with if defense attorneys don’t provide the other side — which they are under no obligation to do.
        Defendants are always welcome to write to use — we will be thrilled to report additional information.

  1. Most of this story is fabricated, I was there! What they paid for their home has no bearing on this case at all. The article failed to mention how “the police” who “protect” stormed into the house, knowing he wasn’t there, with mask and guns and drug out my 2 grandsons, 3 and 7. They refer to this day as when the “robbers” came into our house. They will forever be traumatized by such unnecessary force into a home occupied by a housewife and her 2 small children. Shame on them!