A Queens man has been charged with selling prescription pills online following a buy-and-bust operation, Nassau County police said.

Narcotics/Vice Bureau detectives found a Craigslist post advertising anxiety pills for sale, set up a meeting with the alleged drug dealer and arrested him the parking lot of Dicks Sporting Goods at Roosevelt Field Mall on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Michael Ohara, 24, of Bayside, was in possession of 30 yellow pills believed to be Alprazolam, a controlled substance, police said. Detectives found a bottle containing a additional pills also believed to be Alprazolam in the suspect’s vehicle.

Ohara was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance. He will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.


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