DEA: ‘Elderly New York Doctor/Wife Team Were Major Drug Dealers’

“This doctor abused his position as a medical professional, profiting from the sale of prescriptions while fueling the supply of a highly addictive painkiller that has led to numerous overdose deaths.” (New York Police Commisioner Bill Bratton)

Dr Rogelio Lucas and wife Lydia, arrested. (photo by John Mantel)

Dr Rogelio Lucas and wife Lydia, arrested in New York City. (photo by John Mantel)

In the wealthy village of Scarsdale a man and his wife have been busted by the New York City Drug Enforcement Agency. Investigators believe the pair have operated a prescription drug-running business that poured out at least $75,000,000 in narcotics, to be sold on the city streets, for more than 5 years.

Doctor Rogelio Lucas, age 77 and his wife Lydia, age 79, were taken into custody at their New York City apartment and charged with three-dozen counts of Illegal Prescription Drug Sales and Conspiracy. Their arrests followed a long-running investigation by the NYPD; the Prosecutor’s Narcotics Investigation Unit and the DEA.

When federal and state agents raided the clinic and home, they discovered more than $600,000.

After scamming U.S. healthcare, they were headed back to their home country for a comfortable retirement

After scamming U.S. healthcare, they were headed back to their home country for a comfortable retirement

Detectives found that Lucas wrote about 25,000 narcotic prescriptions for pills that – when sold by his four dozen street dealers – would have a street value of at least $75,000,000.

In a statement, Police Commissioner William Bratton credited the numerous law enforcement agencies that worked together to take down the Lucas’ pill mill.

Here’s more:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/upper-west-side-doc-wife-sold-77m-oxycodone-prosecutor-article-1.2252171

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Our Observations:

Rogelio Lucas attended the University of The East / Ramon Magsaysay medical school, in Quezon City, the Philippines. He then emigrated to the U.S. and learned – as so many other foreign-born physicians do – that the American healthcare system is ripe for the picking, with no true doctor oversight. Rogelio Lucas is by definition the perfect example of a Third World Assassin. 

When it comes to criminal immigrant doctors, the U.S. government gets exactly what it deserves.

Pity the poor patients on the receiving end of the crimes.

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