Drug Ring Operated in NY Mall
29 people are expected to be charged as police put an end to a Oxycodone and heroin trafficking ring that sold drugs in public places including the Palisade Mall in Rockland County.
According to NBC 4, Twenty-nine people were named in federal and state indictments charging them with drug charges and for operating out of the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack.
The group sold more than 50,000 Oxycodone pills valued at more than $1 million over the course of the year, most of which were obtained through forged prescriptions.
Officials told NBC 4 that, one defendant allegedly used his home computer to fill out blank New York State prescriptions with fraudulent patient and doctor information. Lower-level runners would then go to pharmacies across the state to fill the prescriptions.