- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) - A New York City man has admitted his role in a scheme to obtain and sell more than 100,000 painkillers.

Cedric Moss of Queens pleaded guilty in Central Islip (EYE’-slihp) federal court on Thursday to illegal distribution of oxycodone. He faces a 20-year sentence.

Prosecutors say Moss led a ring that sold the drugs on Long Island and elsewhere in 2012 and 2013.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1s2EZCk ) reports the ring was taken down after a federal drug task force was created following a 2011 Long Island pharmacy massacre. A gunman killed four people while stealing painkillers.

Prosecutors say the ring obtained prescription blanks and forged them to get the painkillers through pharmacies and then resold them.

The drugs were reportedly valued at $3 million.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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