Being charged with a drug crime in New York should not be taken lightly. Whether the charges are for mere possession of a small quantity of drugs or for more serious crimes such as drug manufacturing and trafficking, a conviction for a drug crime can have lifelong consequences in the form of a permanent criminal record.
When doctors in New York take the Hippocratic Oath, they swear to protect and serve patients honestly and without harm. However, one physician has found himself being accused of breaking that oath by allegedly prescribing addictive pain medication to those who did not need it.
New York law enforcement officials took two men into custody after they allegedly sold prescription drugs to undercover police officer. Both men, residents of Attica, are accused of selling Hydrocodone on two different occasions in the same day. Cash bail for one of the defendants was set at $10,000. However, the other defendant was denied bail.
A self-described "ex-madam," a candidate for New York City comptroller has been charged with illegally distributing prescription drugs. The 38-year-old was charged on Aug. 19 with selling Adderall, Xanax and other drugs. She's is also facing charges of orchestrating the sale of approximately 180 oxycodone pills for cash. She has posted bail in the amount of $100,000 and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 5. According to authorities, she will be under strict pre-trial supervision.
A New York physician with offices in Baldwin and Queens was taken into custody on allegations that he was illegally selling painkiller prescriptions to two patients. He was arraigned on two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in Nassau County Court.
The dean of students of an all-boys Jesuit school in New York was taken into custody after he was suspected of possessing illegal drugs. According to police reports, the 35-year-old man was found sleeping in his car near a business. Upon approaching the car, police say the school administrator told them he was feeling ill and took some medication. He allegedly showed them eight pills that were not in an appropriate container.