ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – Police arrested an 82-year-old doctor selling addictive painkillers illegally on Long Island on Friday.
LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reportsREAD MORE: NASA Rocket Launch Friday Night Could Be Visible In Tri-State Area
District Attorney Kathleen Rice said Dr. Martin Roginsky sold painkillers like oxycodone and roxycodone to anyone who walked into his Rockville Centre, Long Island office, said they had pain and paid the price.
The doctor did not even perform evaluations on patients before selling the prescriptions, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports.READ MORE: Sneak Peek: Lincoln Center Plaza Transformed Into Green Space For Outdoor Summer Performances
Rice said Roginsky made more than $260,000 by selling the prescriptions, which she said he had done since April.
Authorities caught Roginsky after an undercover officer received a prescription for oxycodone for $225. At no point during the meeting did Roginsky conduct a medical examination on the undercover officer.MORE NEWS: LIRR Service Restored After Massive Fire At Westbury Garbage Facility
If convicted, he faced up to five years in prison.