Pharmacists across Long Island are racing to protect themselves. This action has been deemed necessary amid desperate and deadly robberies tied to painkiller abuse.
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.
Laffer said nothing at his arraignment. His lawyer pleaded not guilty for him. A judge ordered Laffer be held without bail.
David Laffer Arrested And Charged With Murder In Medford Pharmacy Shootings; Wife Melinda Brady Also Arrested
Suffolk County Police arrested 33-year-old David Laffer Wednesday morning and have charged him with 1st degree murder and resisting arrest. Laffer’s wife — 29-year-old Melinda Brady — was also arrested for 3rd degree robbery.
The phones haven’t stopped ringing at Suffolk Crime Stoppers. The commander of the unit, Lt. Bob Donohue said the response from the public was the biggest since the Gilgo Beach killings came to light.
Police Commissioner Richard Dormer also issued a word of caution to pharmacies — especially smaller stores — to be extra vigilant.
Police rushed to Haven Drugs in Medford after getting a call about gunfire from a witness in the pharmacy’s parking lot.