MARIANNA - Charges that would have tied Washington County Commissioner Charles Brock to a JacksonCounty "pill mill" case were issued and then withdrawn before they could be served.
Several individuals were named in the arrest affidavit for “conspiring under a ruse" in the case that resulted in the arrest of Marianna physician Dr. David Flick, including Commissioner Brock; however felony charges were withdrawn against Brock due to health concerns, according to public records.
Brock appeared confused by the nullified allegations when contacted for comment.
"This is the first I've heard of it," he said. "I'd never be involved in anything like that and care only about serving the people of WashingtonCounty for the rest of my term."
Brock, who has served as a county commissioner for a total of more than 20 years, has been attending Washington County Board of CountyCommissioner meetings via phone due to his declining health but has remained active in voting and helping shape local issues.
Brock states he is unaware he had been implicated in the case, likely because charges were withdrawn before a warrant was served.
Among those arrested in the case was Brock's grandson, Casey William Brock, 26, of Chipley, who faces four counts for attempting to obtain Clonazepam, Subutex, Alprazolam, and Zolpidem.
Investigators state Casey Brock filled prescriptions from Flick, receiving 1,569 prescription pills between February and November of 2015, allegedly with the intent “to abuse and sell the controlled substances for monetary gain.”
Commissioner Brock, whose term ends in December, has not expressed intent to seek re-election.