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Authorities seized $600,000 in cash from Dr. Rogelio Lucas' home in Scarsdale, New York.
(Credit: DEA New York Division)

Elderly Doctor, Wife Accused In Massive Pill Mill Case Ask Judge For Passports Back

Dr. Rogelio Lucas, 77, and Lydia Lucas, 80, were indicted earlier this month for allegedly turning their Upper West Side medical practice into a massive and lucrative pill mill.

06/30/2015

Authorities seized $600,000 in cash from Dr. Rogelio Lucas' home in Scarsdale, New York.
(Credit: DEA New York Division)

Authorities: Doctor Ran Illegal Pill Mill Out Of Manhattan Office

Over a span of 6 1/2 years, Dr. Rogelio Lucas, 77, wrote out of 23,600 oxycodone prescriptions, with a street value of $77 million, to patients with no medical need for the pills, authorities said.

06/09/2015

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NYC Doctor Charged With Selling Oxycodone Prescriptions

David Duffy was arrested Thursday at his home in Flushing. He was awaiting arraignment in Manhattan.

05/21/2015

Dr. Hector Castro is arrested in an alleged oxycodone ring in 2013. (Credit: Handout)

Trial Begins For Doctor Accused Of Giving Out Oxycodone For Cash

Opening statements began Thursday in the trial of a Lower Manhattan doctor accused in an oxycodone smuggling ring that trafficked $10 million worth of drugs across several states.

05/07/2015

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe speaks at a news conference announcing that 29 people have been charged in an alleged drug-trafficking ring. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

29 Charged In Alleged Rockland County Drug Trafficking Ring

The group and its associates conspired to distribute more than 50,000 oxycodone pills, valued at more than $1 million, authorities said.

03/25/2015

Christopher Altro (left) and his mother, Christine Altro, have been charged separately with dealing drugs in New Paltz. (Credit: CBS2)

Mother, Adult Son Charged Separately With Dealing Drugs In New Paltz

A mother and her adult son were arrested last week, both accused of selling drugs in Ulster County.

01/19/2015

A heroin needle (credit: ClipArt.com)

Suffolk County Unveils More Initiatives To Fight Heroin, Opiate Crisis

Suffolk will roll out a program that targets users in the Suffolk County Drug Court system, the probation system, users who are saved by Narcan and those in county jails

01/12/2015

Drugs, pill press and weapons were netted in a Brooklyn drug bust (Credit: CBS2)

Police: Pill Press, Drugs, Weapons Seized In Brooklyn Drug Bust

Four men have been arrested after police said they witnesses a prescription drug deal go down in Bensonhurst.

12/13/2014

Oxycodone pills. Abuse of prescription painkillers is reaching epidemic proportions in New York according to the Attorney General. (Credit:CBS2)

Brooklyn Doctor Charged For Illegally Selling Prescription Pills

A physician for 34 years, Dr. Schiller Desgrottes was charged Wednesday with the illegal sale of more than 200 prescriptions for 41,000 oxycodone pills.

10/29/2014

Derek Boogaard (credit: Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

2 Arrests Made Stemming From Drug Sales In Derek Boogaard’s Death

A former minor league hockey player has been arrested on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild who died of an accidental overdose.

09/09/2014

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N.J. Pharmacy Owner, 15 Others Charged In Oxycodone Distribution Scheme

The owner of a pharmacy in Belleville, New Jersey was accused along with 15 others Wednesday with running a scheme to obtain and distribute oxycodone fraudulently.

08/13/2014

Riker Island (file/credit: Getty Images)

2 Correction Officers Accused Of Smuggling Drugs Into Rikers Island

Two New York City correction officers were charged Tuesday with trafficking cocaine and smuggling oxycodone and contraband into the Rikers Island jail complex.

07/29/2014

Prescription Pills. (Credit: CBS 2)

New York Doctor Gets 10 Years For Illegally Distributing Painkillers

A New York physician has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for illegally distributing painkillers, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

07/22/2014

Dr. Cheryl Karcher leaves the 19th Precinct police station July 9, 2014. (Credit: Don Champion/CBS 2)

Park Avenue Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Karcher Arrested For Alleged Prescription Drug Scam

Karcher is accused of writing fraudulent prescriptions using former and current patients’ names without their knowledge, sources said.

07/09/2014

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

Dr. Stan Li Admits To Prescribing Psychiatric Drugs, Painkillers To Suicidal Patient

Continuing his testimony in his own defense Wednesday, Dr. Stan Li admitted that he was prescribing psychiatric drugs and painkillers to an emotionally fragile young woman.

06/25/2014

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