HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A firefighter in Bergen County, New Jersey has been arrested and charged with distributing a powerful opioid pain medication, according to authorities.
According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the Oakland Police Department revived a 33-year-old overdose victim on May 6th using Naloxone — the overdose reversal medication.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Shot Near Group Of Schools In Brooklyn
A subsequent investigation by the department revealed that 35-year-old James B. Rattacasa — a firefighter with the Hackensack Fire Department — was distributing painkillers, namely Oxycodone, in and around Hackensack, New Jersey.READ MORE: Vaccine Mandates For NYC Teachers, State Health Care Workers Head To Court
After additional investigation by county prosecutors and the Hackensack Police Department, Rattacasa was arrested Friday without incident and charged with one count of distributing of a controlled dangerous substance in a quantity of less than an ounce.MORE NEWS: $432M Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold At Manhattan Pizza Shop
He’s due to appear in court at the end of the month.