Daily Archives: June 8, 2018

Pill-pushing Queens doctor charged in opioid deaths of three drug overdose victims

Daily News - A doctor who prescribed addictive painkillers and other controlled substances that resulted in three overdose deaths in New York was as much of a menace as a drug dealer pushing poison on the street, authorities said Thursday.

Lawrence Choy was arrested in Wisconsin, where he moved after local investigators visited the Flushing, Queens, office he used while treating the patients who died after taking drugs he allegedly prescribed.

Along with prescribing high-dosage prescriptions of addictive opioid painkillers, Choy allegedly disregarded federal guidelines by pushing other drugs that suppress a person’s respiration.

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DEA: Pair smuggled heroin inside boxes of tomatoes

New York Post - A saucy pair of drug dealers allegedly hid 22 pounds of heroin — worth $3 million — inside cardboard boxes of plum tomatoes.

Agents found four pounds of the heroin when they pulled Abel Abad and David Collazo over last month as they drove Abad’s 2007 Dodge Caliber through Upper Manhattan — stashed under the false bottom of a dicey box of tomatoes on the rear passenger seat, officials said.

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