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John Capano

Lawmakers Gearing Up To Put An End To Painkiller Prescription ‘Doctor Shopping’

A grand jury probe into “doctor shopping” on Long Island is underway in the aftermath of the Medford pharmacy massacre and the New Year’s Eve killing of an off-duty ATF agent in Seaford.

01/03/2012

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Long Island Physician Indicted In Illegal Prescription Drug Case

Dr. Frank Telang was arrested at his home in Port Jefferson Station at 8:15 a.m., according to federal authorities.

12/21/2011

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Report: Rangers’ Boogaard Had Degenerative Brain Ailment CTE

The New York Times reported that if Derek Boogaard had lived, he would have likely slipped “into middle-age dementia.”

WFAN–12/06/2011

(credit: Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office)

Felony Charge Dismissed Against Derek Boogaard’s Brother

A Minnesota judge has dismissed a felony charge against the brother of hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard in the player’s overdose death earlier this year.

10/06/2011

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe announces dozens of drug arrests - Ramapo, NY - Oct 3, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Dozens Charged In Long-Running Rockland County Drug Operation

Dozens of suspects were arrested in pre-dawn raids Monday in the third largest drug bust in Rockland County this year.

10/03/2011

FILE - Oxycodone Pills (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Suspect Arrested For Stealing Prescription Drugs From L.I. Pharmacy

David Ok, 21, is accused of walking into two pharmacies on Long Island with a handgun and threatening employees looking for prescription drugs.

10/01/2011

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Dr. Clifton Howell, Drug Dealer Louis Lisi Sentenced In Oxycodone Ring

Dr. Clifton Howell and drug dealer Louis Lisi were both led away in handcuffs in Hudson County court on Friday.

09/16/2011

TSA Agent File Photo (Photo credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

New York TSA Officers Charged With Illegal Distribution Of Painkillers

You trust them to protect you, but on Tuesday Transportation Security Agency agents were accused of betraying the public and helping drug smugglers.

09/13/2011

Thirty-one people were arrested and charged with selling oxycodone pills out of a Lickety Split ice cream truck on Staten Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Louis Scala Admits Selling Pills From S.I. Ice Cream Truck

Louis Scala, the accused leader of a Staten Island drug trafficking ring that peddled over 40,000 oxycodone pills out of the back of an ice cream truck, has pleaded guilty.

08/24/2011

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Police Crush Prescription Drug Selling Operation At Staten Island Bagel Shop

A Staten Island bagel store is suspected of being the home of illegal prescription drug sales. As many as 25 people have been arrested and the deli has been shut down.

08/22/2011

CVS - Sayville, NY - Aug 16, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Suffolk County’s Top Cop Denies Pharmacy Robbery Epidemic

There have been four pharmacy robberies recently in Suffolk County, inlcuding the horrific crime where four people were killed in Medford.

08/17/2011

Derek Boogaard (credit: AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Brother Of Rangers LW Derek Boogaard Charged In Overdose Death

The family of former Rangers left winger Derek Boogaard is enduring another round of heartache. Derek’s brother was charged Friday with providing the prescription drug that contributed to the NHL player’s overdose death in May.

WFAN–07/22/2011

(credit: Nassau County DA/ Handout)

DA: Hempstead Cop Arrested For Selling Prescription Drugs

Hempstead police officer Brian Jones is accused of selling prescription painkillers including oxycodone and oxymorphone.

07/21/2011

Parkway Pharmacy - Brooklyn, NY - Jul 15, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Pharmacy Wants It Known – They Don’t Sell Prescription Painkillers

A tragedy on Long Island is having an impact in Brooklyn.

07/15/2011

Mug shot of Patrick O’Donnell (credit: Suffolk County PD)

Suspect Arrested, Charged With Stealing Drugs, Cash From Long Island Pharmacy

Police say they arrested 22-year-old Patrick O’Donnell of Ronkonkoma on Thursday. He is accused of stealing oxycodone and about $200 from a CVS in Farmingville last Sunday afternoon.

07/01/2011

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