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Pinellas Park firefighter charged with selling drugs

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PINELLAS PARK, FL (WFLA) -

A Pinellas Park firefighter and SWAT medic has been arrested on 16 charges for sale and possession of narcotics.

James Allen Comer, 38, of Largo was arrested on eight counts of sale of a controlled substance and eight counts of possession of controlled substance.

He was taken into custody about noon Saturday and booked into the Pinellas County Jail, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

He was arrested in the parking lot of Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, where he works part-time as an emergency room nurse, sheriff's officials said.

Sheriff's detectives assigned to the narcotics division received information Friday, July 11, that Comer was selling prescription drugs, a sheriff's report states.

Deputies said Comer sold and was in possession of eight different types of prescription pills including morphine, Xanax, hydromorphone and Oxycontin.

How the medication was obtained remains a part of the investigation, the report states.

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