A Drug Dealer Nicknamed "Nugget" Is Sentenced in Six-County-Wide … – Village…

The tide of prescription drug abuse across the country might start to ebb now that law enforcement officials know what to look for. Yesterday the New York State Attorney General’s office announced the sentencing of Bronx resident John “Nugget” Bland, 49, kingpin of an oxycodone drug ring that reached as far north as Poughkeepsie. A.G. Eric Schneiderman says that it’s cases (more…)

Head of NYC, upstate oxycodone ring sentenced – Wall Street Journal

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ALBANY, N.Y. — A 49-year-old Bronx man has been sentenced for running a ring that used forged prescriptions to illegally deal the painkiller oxycodone in New York City and the lower Hudson Valley.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says John Bland was given five years in prison at his sentencing Tuesday in Orange County Court. He pleaded guilty in June to one (more…)

John ‘Nugget’ Bland, of the Bronx, pleads guilty to trafficking oxycodone – Newsday…

John Bland has pleaded guilty to running a

Photo credit: Orange County Court | John Bland has pleaded guilty to running a major oxycodone ring, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office said. (June 12, 2013)

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