Maryville pain clinic operator on run from law arrested in Fla.

Maryville pain clinic operator on run from law arrested in Florida

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Tamral Guzman (source: U.S. Department of Justice) Tamral Guzman (source: U.S. Department of Justice)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Maryville woman accused of drug trafficking who failed to appear in court earlier this month was arrested Wednesday in Hollywood, Fla.

Tamral Guzman, 42, of Maryville, was taken into custody without incident by U.S. marshals.

She was facing charges related to using her business to distribute pain pills illegally when she fled from the law on October 2.

Guzman was arrested in December 2010 during a raid by federal agents at Maryville Pain Management, the clinic she operated on Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville. 

She was out on a pre-trial release on the condition that she make her court appearances when she failed to show up for her trial.

Despite her flight from justice, Guzman was found guilty on all 56 counts of her indictment. The charges included conspiracy to dispense and distribute oxycodone and other controlled prescription medications.

The jury also found her guilty of money laundering and structuring financial transactions.

Authorities say they received a tip that her boyfriend, Brian Hatcher, had gotten a job in the Hollywood, Fla. area.

When law enforcement officers conducted surveillance of Hatcher's activities they tracked down Guzman and took her into custody.

U.S. marshals said Wednesday they were not sure if she will face additional charges for fleeing during her trial.

A warrant of removal has been requested to bring her back to Tennessee.

Once she is returned she will face a judge first for a bail hearing, then later will be sentenced on the conviction of 56 drug-related charges.

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