Pharmacists Charged

New York pharmacists charged in drug-dealing case

Six pharmacists in New York have been charged with supplying a mafia-run drug ring with tens of thousands of pain killers.

Prosecutors say the mob sold the drugs to street-level users including college kids.

The district attorney says the pharmacists were part of a lucrative ring headed by associates of three organized crime families. Authorities say the operation grossed more than 12 and a-half million dollars in less than a year.

The pharmacists each made about 50-thousand dollars a month. Prosecutors say they provided about 25-thousand Vicodin tablets to the ring every week to sell at places like nightclubs and college campuses.