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Deputies find 10,000+ pill bottles in drug bust

Posted at 10:16 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 22:16:09-04

FORT MYERS, Fla., -- Over 10,000 empty pill bottles were found at Eric Holland's house in Cape Coral, when deputies raided it Wednesday. Neighbors say they knew something was going on at the house, but were shocked to find out just how much. 

“There’s too many kids that live around here, you know, and somebody needs to protect them from that. It just surprised me that there was so much," said Sharron Willingham. 

Willingham lives right across the street for Holland, who is an office manager at Summerlin Medical Centre in Fort Myers. The Lee County Sheriff's Office conducted two search warrants. The first was at the Centre and the second was at Holland's house where they found $10,000 in cash, 1.4 grams of cocaine and 4.4 grams of marijuana. Also located inside was a pill press machine and over ten thousand empty capsules.

Willingham says it was an unusal sight for a normally quiet neighborhood. 

“It was exciting, you know, it’s like watching a TV movie being made or something," Willingham said, describing the scene. "All these good looking guys carrying big guns and I was like ‘oh boy.'"

Fox 4 reached out to an office manager at a different medical center who says getting that amount of pill bottles is "impossible to do alone." The manager explains someone would need the help of physician or doctor to pull it off. 

Holland was released today on a $5,000 bond. Deputies say Summerlin Medical Centre is still in an active and ongoing investigation.