Haven Drugs

Stan Li (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York)

Doctor Who Gave Prescriptions To L.I. Pharmacy Suspect Loses License

Prosecutors have said at least 10 of Dr. Stan Li’s patients died of overdoses and another killed four people in a pharmacy robbery.

01/25/2012

A memorial at Haven Drugs in Medford (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Pharmacists On Long Island Increasingly Trying To Pack Heat

Pharmacists across Long Island are racing to protect themselves. This action has been deemed necessary amid desperate and deadly robberies tied to painkiller abuse.

01/17/2012

Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone and Acting Police Commissioner Ed Webber announce new battle plan against pharmacy robberies (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Suffolk Police, County Exec Bellone Announce ‘Pharmacy Safety Initiative’

The Pharmacy Safety Initiative is a three-pronged attack to keep pharmacy workers safe in the wake of several deadly robberies.

01/09/2012

David Laffer and wife Melinda Brady (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Report: David Laffer, Wife Legally Obtained 12,000 Pills From Doctors

David Laffer and his wife Melinda Brady got nearly 12,000 pills in a four year period by “doctor shopping” before they turned to murder and robbery, according to a report.

11/18/2011

David Laffer and wife Melinda Brady (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

David Laffer Gets Life Without Parole, Wife Gets 25 Years In Medford Pharmacy Massacre

“He is a coward. He has no soul,” said the grandmother of victim Jamie Taccetta, Mary Moran. She later turned to Laffer and said “Burn in hell.”

11/10/2011

(credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Report: Detective Warned Of Laffer’s Guns Months Before Medford Massacre

A police report released Friday shows that a Suffolk County detective was concerned about David Laffer having a pistol permit months before the Medford pharmacy massacre.

09/23/2011

A makeshift memorial at Haven Drugs - Medford, NY - Jun 22, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Fundraiser Being Held In Memory Of Murdered Long Island Pharmacist

Friends and family are using the memory of a Long Island pharmacist murdered in June to raise money for students at his alma mater.

08/22/2011

A makeshift memorial at Haven Drugs - Medford, NY - Jun 22, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Haven Drugs, Site Of Medford Massacre, Reopens Early

The Long Island pharmacy where four people were gunned down during a robbery reopened Monday, a week ahead of schedule.

07/25/2011

Melinda Brady (credit: Kathy Kmonicek,  Pool/AP)

Medford Pharmacy Massacre Suspect Melinda Brady Charged With First-Degree Robbery

No murder charges were filed Tuesday against the wife accused in connection with Long Island’s pharmacy murders. Instead, Melinda Brady pleaded not guilty to upgraded robbery charges.

07/19/2011

FILE - A pharmacist fills a prescription (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Pharmacists Taking Extra Security Precautions In Wake Of Medford Massacre, Farmingville Robbery

In the wake of the Medford pharmacy massacre and a robbery less than four miles away a week later, pharmacists say they’re taking precautions to protect their stores, their staff and their customers.

07/01/2011

June 2011 - In Review (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images; AP Photo/PATCH.com, Christopher Costa; Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880; Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 Audiofile: June 2011 – The Month In Sound

Everything from the outrageous to the tragic happened in June. Take a listen.

06/30/2011

(credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

David Laffer Indicted In Haven Drugs Pharmacy Massacre; Lawyer Describes Him As ‘Overwhelmed’

Laffer’s Attorney, Mary Beth Abbate, said she expected that four counts of first-degree murder would be added to the charges. She also offered the very first glimpses into Laffer’s psyche.

06/28/2011

CVS store in Farmingville (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Police: Man Steals Cash, Pills From CVS Pharmacy In Farmingville

Police are investigating a robbery at a Long Island pharmacy that occurred exactly one week after four people were shot to death in a Medford drug store.

06/27/2011

Jennifer Mejia's casket is carried out of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Patchogues on June 23, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Family, Friends Bid Final Farewell To Jennifer Mejia, Youngest Victim In Medford Pharmacy Murders

Thursday night, Mejia was remembered at the Bellport High graduation ceremony. Tributes to her were everywhere: on the stage, in the program. Balloons were released to honor her.

06/24/2011

David Laffer, right, and his attorney Mary Elizabeth Abbate, appear in the courtroom for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip N.Y. Thursday, June 23 2011. (AP Photo/Pool, Victor Alcorn)

David Laffer, Suspect In Medford Pharmacy Massacre, Pleads Not Guilty

Laffer said nothing at his arraignment. His lawyer pleaded not guilty for him. A judge ordered Laffer be held without bail.

06/23/2011

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