Westfield South Shore and Suffolk County Police Department have partnered to host a prescription drug disposal event, “Operation Medicine Cabinet,” at the mall in Bay Shore on Sept. 8.
Officials from Nassau and Suffolk counties joined together in a news conference on Tuesday to announce yet another settlement in the ongoing litigation with pharmaceutical companies over their roles in the opioid crisis on Long Island.
Suffolk is suing the companies alongside neighboring Nassau County and New York Attorney General Letitia James. The trial in Central Islip marks the first time governments' claims over the nationwide opioid crisis have gone before a jury.
A Merrick nurse was arrested and arraigned on Tuesday for allegedly stealing more than 1,000 vials of fentanyl and midazolam last year from her now-former place of employment at North Shore University Hospital, according to Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas.
A Great Neck man was sentenced to six years in prison after he provided two people — his girlfriend and a friend — with the heroin that would go on to kill them both, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced on Thursday.
Three Nassau County police officers were among 11 people arrested in four indictments alleging a local drug dealing ring and a thwarted Long Island casino robbery plot, Suffolk County prosecutors said.
The drug ring, dubbed the “110 crew,” peddled heroin outside hotels, restaurants, strip malls, big box retailers and coffee shops.
The widening investigation into the pair of drug distribution networks took shape after patrol officers on the East End noticed “a significant upward trend” in heroin and cocaine drug busts beginning last September, the DA’s office said.
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