New Jersey Physician Charged With Five Others For Running Prescription Drug Ring
A suspended Middletown physician was busted along with five others for selling forged Oxycodone prescriptions for $300 to $400, police say.
By Caitlin Brown (Patch Staff)
December 20, 2014 at 8:19am
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Detectives have dismantled a prescription drug ring run by a suspended physician Thursday night following a monthlong investigation, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Six people were arrested for their respective roles in a prescription drug ring, including Dr. Kenneth Lewandowski, 51, of Tatum Drive in Middletown, who is charged with six counts of third degree Conspiracy, six counts of third degree Forgery and the Unlawful Practice of Medicine – a third degree crime.
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“Drug addiction is a menace to our society. The Middletown Police Department remains firmly committed to working closely with our law enforcement partners to apprehend and prosecute anyone involved in illegal drug sales. This case is a great example of how law enforcement is working together to address this deadly issue,” said Middletown Police Chief R. Craig Weber.
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“We cannot fail to recognize that drug dealers don’t just hang out on street corners or in parking lots. Sometimes drug dealers wear familiar uniforms, have specialized degrees and they live and work within our communities,” Gramiccioni added. “Our preconceived stereotypes are challenged when a trained physician turns his back on his duty to save lives so he can rake in cash at the expense of others enslaved by these drugs.”
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Don’t buy into the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”?
All the force that the Gooferment has applied to this “problem” and the Unintended Consequences are the real problem.
With all the “laws”, diktats, and regulations haven’t budge the rate of addiction.
And the prisons are filled with “offenders”.
Time to recognize that Prohibition didn’t work for booze and it’s not working against certain drugs.
Sad that in the Gooferment Skrules it’s easier to get Marijuana than booze.
All this does is make it “cool”.
And very dangerous.
Let’s turn from the meme of “force” and “prohibition” to the meme of it’s a “medical problem”.
In the meantime, let Walmart be our weapon against the illegal drug dealers who kill the unfortunate addicts. It’s rumored that if there was a free market in drugs, that the junk would be cheaper than aspirin. And a lot safer.
Envision that an addict could be a burger flipper and afford his addiction.
And, we could shift the budget from “enforcement” to “treatment”.
Laissez-faire is an economic system in which transactions between private parties are free from intrusive government restrictions, tariffs, and subsidies, with only enough regulations to protect property rights.
Want to kick the habit? Then there are resources available. Don’t want to? Make it cheap and safe for an addict to indulge.
It’s immoral to coerce people to behave the way the Gooferment thinks is “good for them”.
Time to end the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”!
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