Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan

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

Oxycodone

Beth Israel’s Ex-Pharmacy Director Accused Of Stealing Nearly 200,000 Oxycodone Pills

A major hospital’s former pharmacy chief stole nearly 200,000 oxycodone pills from the medical center over more than five years and has been charged under a state drug-kingpin law, narcotics prosecutors said Tuesday.

07/08/2014

Police and federal agents say heroin dealers are moving into the Tri-State Area suburbs and hiding in plain sight as they build their drug empires. (Photo: CBS 2)

Dangerous Heroin Houses Cropping Up In Quiet And Affluent Tri-State Suburbs

You would have no way of knowing, but drug dealers have moved in and are running multi-million-dollar heroin operations in some of the area’s upscale neighborhoods.

02/20/2013

Dr. Robert Gibbs/Ronald Vaughan (L-R). (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor)

Harlem Doctor Indicted On Charges Of Illegally Selling Painkiller Prescriptions

Dr. Robert Gibbs was arraigned on charges that he supplied the head of a narcotics trafficking ring, Ronald Vaughan, with 700 prescriptions for oxycodone, amounting to 130,000 pills, according to prosecutors.

01/31/2013

Oxycodone

City Council Holds Hearing To Address Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Witnesses testified that prescription painkiller abuse has become a major multimillion dollar drug epidemic in the city.

04/25/2012