Two New York City correction officers were charged Tuesday with trafficking cocaine and smuggling oxycodone and contraband into the Rikers Island jail complex.
A New York physician has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for illegally distributing painkillers, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
Karcher is accused of writing fraudulent prescriptions using former and current patients’ names without their knowledge, sources said.
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.
According to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the successful drug trade at the store also led to violence.
A doctor who is accused of manslaughter in the death of two drug-addicted patients testified Monday that he continued to prescribe powerful painkillers even after he had learned that a patient had been hospitalized for an alcohol overdose.
A Long Island man appeared in court Thursday on charges that he pretended to be a doctor in order to get fraudulent prescriptions for Oxycodone and Xanax filled.
A woman described how she found her boyfriend dead, in testimony at the Manhattan trial of Dr. Stan Li – who is accused of manslaughter in the death of two drug-addicted patients.
Dr. Michael Randall is the latest physician to be arrested in the federal and state crackdown on doctors who illegally pedal painkillers.
Dr. Eric Jacobson faces 7 to 9 years in prison under a plea deal for illegally prescribing oxycodone and other powerful painkillers to scores of patients. If convicted at trial, he could have been sentenced to 20+ years in prison.
A patient testified Monday that Dr. Stan Li prescribed him half a dozen powerful medications at once and showed no concern when he complained about side effects.
A Queens doctor ran his office like a popular deli, where up to 100 patients a day would take numbers, wait their turn and then pay cash for painkiller prescriptions, a former receptionist at the clinic testified Wednesday.
Juan Valdez is accused of smuggling large quantities of cocaine and oxycodone from Puerto Rico to New York using the U.S. Postal Service.
Prosecutors called family members to prove that Dr. Li knew he was selling addictive painkillers to addicts. In opening statements last week, a narcotics prosecutor portrayed Li as a drug dealer with a medical degree.
According to authorities, Darius Ghahary was selling heroin, oxycodone, marijuana and MDMA – better known as Molly or ecstasy – out of his rented Upper Saddle River home.