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Long Island doctor sentenced to 50 months for illegally prescribing oxycodone
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NEW YORK — A medical doctor and the former Health Minister of Guyana, was sentenced to 50 months imprisonment for illegally distributing oxycodone, a highly addictive prescription pain medication. The initial arrest stems from a joint investigation by

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N.J. firefighter accused of dealing oxycodone – NJ.com

James Rattacasa (Photo: BCPO) 

HACKENSACK — A Hackensack firefighter was charged with dealing the opioid pain medication oxycodone, authorities said Saturday.

James Rattacasa, 35, of Hackensack, was arrested Friday after a joint investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Hackensack police, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal. He is accused of peddling drugs “in and around” Hackensack.

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LI pain doctor sentenced to 50 months in oxycodone case – Newsday

A Long Island doctor who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone was sentenced Friday to 50 months in prison in federal court in Central Islip.

Dr. Noel Blackman also was ordered to forfeit $536,000, fined $15,000, and ordered to serve 3 years’ supervised release, if he is not deported to Guyana, by U.S. District Judge Joanna Seybert. Blackman, 69, lived in (more…)