FBI and BIA arrest 17 in 14-month investigation on Standing Rock – Bismarck Tribune

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services on Standing Rock Reservation has arrested 17 people for drug trafficking offenses after a 14-month investigation.

Tim Purdon, the U.S. Attorney for North Dakota, said federal, local and tribal authorities worked together on the investigation and in determining where to charge the defendants. Besides the FBI and (more…)

Staten Island doctor Felix Lanting, 85, admits to illegal oxycodone distribution

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Dr. Felix Lanting, 85, ran an oxycodone pill mill out of a “makeshift” medical office at his Hunter Avenue residence, Brooklyn federal prosecutors said.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Grant City family doctor who helped fuel Staten Island’s prescription-drug epidemic is out of the prescription-writing business after pleading guilty today to federal drug distribution charges. Dr. Felix Lanting, (more…)