Police: 82-Year-Old L.I. Doc Sold Painkillers Illegally
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – Police arrested an 82-year-old doctor selling addictive painkillers illegally on Long Island on Friday.
District Attorney Kathleen Rice said Dr. Martin Roginsky sold painkillers like oxycodone and roxycodone to anyone who walked into his Rockville Centre, Long Island office, said they had pain and paid the price.
The doctor did not even perform evaluations on patients before selling the prescriptions, WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reports.
Rice said Roginsky made more than $260,000 by selling the prescriptions, which she said he had done since April.
Authorities caught Roginsky after an undercover officer received a prescription for oxycodone for $225. At no point during the meeting did Roginsky conduct a medical examination on the undercover officer.
If convicted, he faced up to five years in prison.