South Beach woman gets 12 years for running oxycodone ring –

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A South Beach woman is headed to prison after admitting to running a prescription drug ring on Staten Island.

Carolyn Richardson, 42, was sentenced to 12 years in prison and three years post-release supervision Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court, authorities said.

Richardson, of Lamport Boulevard, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone in April.

Her accomplice, Doraymus Robinson, 65, was (more…)

Upstate NY parents imprisoned for giving lethal dose of oxycodone … –

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York couple has been sentenced to prison for giving their emaciated and disabled 5-year-old son a lethal overdose of the opioid painkiller oxycodone through his feeding tube.

Broome County Court Judge Kevin Dooley sentenced 46-year-old Charles Burks to 13 years and 40-year-old Jennifer Burks to nine years in prison on Thursday. They had pleaded guilty to (more…)