Federal raid on Providence drug store

Federal raid on Providence drug store

There are 29 comments on the WPRI Providence and Rhode Island story from May 6, 2008, titled Federal raid on Providence drug store. In it, WPRI Providence and Rhode Island reports that:

Agents from several federal departs descended on Prime Drug on Cranston Street last night.

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Maria Cruz

Providence, RI

#1 May 6, 2008
I DON,T BELIEVE ANYTHING THAT IS GOING on IN THE PRIME DRUG RAID THE PEOPLE THAT OWN IT ARE REAL SUPPORTED TO THE COMMUNITY OF PROVIDENCE,RI and real positive and respectful towards there customers for the last 30 years that I been doing business with prime drug.I think the fedral goverment should look into investagating others and thereself because there worst then anybody,the feds are the one's doing all the illeagl crimes behind us tax paying citizens.I send my love and support to prime drug. thank you
anthrax YB

Pawtucket, RI

#2 May 6, 2008
THE POLICE ARE BORED THEY WANNA GET WHO EVER FOR WHATEVER!!!!DESPRATE ROOKIES LOOKIN FOR A NAME FOR THEM SELFS!!THEY MUST OF WACHED TOO MUCH POKEMON!!U CANT CATCH THEM ALL!!!SUHWOOP!!!!!!!!
Elaina

Nashville, TN

#3 May 6, 2008
Maria...thank you so much for your support. My grandfather loves his community and all of you.
Maria Cruz wrote:
I DON,T BELIEVE ANYTHING THAT IS GOING on IN THE PRIME DRUG RAID THE PEOPLE THAT OWN IT ARE REAL SUPPORTED TO THE COMMUNITY OF PROVIDENCE,RI and real positive and respectful towards there customers for the last 30 years that I been doing business with prime drug.I think the fedral goverment should look into investagating others and thereself because there worst then anybody,the feds are the one's doing all the illeagl crimes behind us tax paying citizens.I send my love and support to prime drug. thank you
cindy

Bellingham, MA

#4 May 6, 2008
they have been doing that for years there!!
cindy

Bellingham, MA

#5 May 6, 2008
I KNOW THE FAMILY, RICH AND CROOKED, THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN LOCKED UP YEARS AGO. DID YOU EVER SEE WHO WAS IN THE BACK ROOM???
Elaina

Brooklyn, NY

#6 May 6, 2008
Excuse me Cindy...if you "know"the family...and I am curious to know which "family" you are speaking of, you would know that we are neither rich nor crooked. In the back room stands one of the greatest, most selfless men you will ever meet...My grandfather lives and breathes for his community and the people there...
Melanie

Las Vegas, NV

#7 May 6, 2008
Elaina wrote:
Excuse me Cindy...if you "know"the family...and I am curious to know which "family" you are speaking of, you would know that we are neither rich nor crooked. In the back room stands one of the greatest, most selfless men you will ever meet...My grandfather lives and breathes for his community and the people there...
People should not comment on what they know nothing about, my grandfather as well is being unjustly accused in this situation, I don't know the owners of Prime Drug, but I know my Grandfather and he is a family man!!!!
Elaina

United States

#8 May 6, 2008
This is the disclosure statement for this forum in the evnt that you overlooked it: "Opinions that are derogatory, attack other users, offer unsubstantiated facts or are offensive in nature will be removed as defined by the Terms of Service. We reserve the right to remove any offensive or off-topic remark or thread. To mark a comment for review by a moderator, click "Report Abuse"." Please show a level of class and education when commenting. Cindy, I do believe you violated these terms of service, and I have flagged your uneducated comments for removal.
Anon

West Bridgewater, MA

#9 May 6, 2008
I am NOT surprised that this happened. I knew for YEARS that Prime Drug had shady dealings going on in that "back room" of theirs. How do I know? Well the fact that a relative of mine used to able to get Vicoden and without a prescription in that place because he knew the owners is more then enough. Yes, they (the owner and other guys who have worked there for years) are nice guys and all personally, but their ethics stink.
Elaina

United States

#10 May 6, 2008
Before you throw the Prime Drug entity under the bus, I'll have you know that it is more than a one-man show...so for you to condescend and mar this pharmacy that has been around probably longer than you've been in existence shows a flaw in your own character. Before you judge I would hope you do a bit more research than to succumb to the heresay of what I'm assuming to be an addict.(Since you were so quick to jump to assumptions...how does it feel?) ETHICS? SHADY DEALINGS??? I'm sure if you were to overhear one of these "dealings" it would be that of a neighborhood mother or father asking for ten dollars to buy groceries...the ethics part of it? If it were the last ten dollars in the pocket of that old man in that "back room" (which, by the way, is called a pharmacy)...his pocket would be without a penny.
Anon wrote:
I am NOT surprised that this happened. I knew for YEARS that Prime Drug had shady dealings going on in that "back room" of theirs. How do I know? Well the fact that a relative of mine used to able to get Vicoden and without a prescription in that place because he knew the owners is more then enough. Yes, they (the owner and other guys who have worked there for years) are nice guys and all personally, but their ethics stink.
Anon

West Bridgewater, MA

#11 May 6, 2008
Elaina wrote:
Before you throw the Prime Drug entity under the bus, I'll have you know that it is more than a one-man show...so for you to condescend and mar this pharmacy that has been around probably longer than you've been in existence shows a flaw in your own character. Before you judge I would hope you do a bit more research than to succumb to the heresay of what I'm assuming to be an addict.(Since you were so quick to jump to assumptions...how does it feel?) ETHICS? SHADY DEALINGS??? I'm sure if you were to overhear one of these "dealings" it would be that of a neighborhood mother or father asking for ten dollars to buy groceries...the ethics part of it? If it were the last ten dollars in the pocket of that old man in that "back room" (which, by the way, is called a pharmacy)...his pocket would be without a penny. <quoted text>
Ma'am, I will tell you right now that the relative I am talking about Carmine knew VERY well would go in there every time he needed some medication that his doctor couldn't (or wouldn't) prescribe to him. And yes, Carmine himself would sell him the meds. How do I know this: I was there. Nice guys and all, but come on, selling medicine not prescribed by a doctor is HARDLY ethical. Just because someone is nice personally doesn't mean they are the most ethical people around. Granted my old man himself wasn't exactly the most ethical person himself to go ask for such a thing either.

Defend him all you want, but there are others who know that these things have been going on for years.
Elaina

United States

#12 May 6, 2008
Carmine is not the one I'm defending... my grandfather has been a staple in that community for half a century and I am sick over the whole situation. 50 plus years down the drain...that pharmacy and the community were his life...
Anon wrote:
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Ma'am, I will tell you right now that the relative I am talking about Carmine knew VERY well would go in there every time he needed some medication that his doctor couldn't (or wouldn't) prescribe to him. And yes, Carmine himself would sell him the meds. How do I know this: I was there. Nice guys and all, but come on, selling medicine not prescribed by a doctor is HARDLY ethical. Just because someone is nice personally doesn't mean they are the most ethical people around. Granted my old man himself wasn't exactly the most ethical person himself to go ask for such a thing either.
Defend him all you want, but there are others who know that these things have been going on for years.
jjv

Providence, RI

#13 May 6, 2008
81 and 73 yeah real big time drug dealers the police are so bored they would arrest anyone to justify there miserable exsistence they are probably going on the word of some lowlife junkie who would say anything to save his own hide get a life law enforcement

Since: Apr 08

Providence, RI

#14 May 6, 2008
they were some nice people at prime drugs, I hope everything works out for the best. I still remember the big k across the street
Hottie

Southbridge, MA

#16 May 9, 2008
There aren't rookie cops this is FEDERAL where talking about. That don't just raid places they step up a sting which means they listen by phone and watch by camera. The thought they could screw everyone and use the nice guy act but look what happened. They are going to lose every dollar and license they ever had. KEEP DRUGS AND GUNS OFF THE STREET LOCK EM UP FOR LIFE
Elaina wrote:
Maria...thank you so much for your support. My grandfather loves his community and all of you. <quoted text>
giaso

United States

#17 May 9, 2008
PLEASE GO EDUCATE YOURSELF BEFORE YOU POST RAMBLING SENTENCES!!! IF YOU WOULD LIKE HELP WITH THE FIRST SENTENCE IT SHOULD READ: "THESE ARE NOT ROOKIE COPS...THESE ARE FEDERAL AGENTS.(ALSO...'WE ARE' IS ABBREVIATED 'WE'RE'...NOT 'WHERE')UNLESS YOU CAN FORMULATE A VALID ARGUMENT...PLEASE SAVE YOURSELF THE EMBARRASSMENT!
Hottie wrote:
There aren't rookie cops this is FEDERAL where talking about. That don't just raid places they step up a sting which means they listen by phone and watch by camera. The thought they could screw everyone and use the nice guy act but look what happened. They are going to lose every dollar and license they ever had. KEEP DRUGS AND GUNS OFF THE STREET LOCK EM UP FOR LIFE
<quoted text>
Hottie

Southbridge, MA

#18 May 12, 2008
Hey because you know grammer is the only mistake in those brienf sentences. This was a long time setup. They seen greed and they kept running with it. The whole community thing is a cover up for what was going on through the back door. KEEP DRUGS OFF THE STREET!!! GREAT JOB RI STATE POLICE!!!
cindy

Bellingham, MA

#20 May 14, 2008
Did you know that the nephew of the owner lost his license for dealing drugs!!!!!
Hottie

Southbridge, MA

#21 May 15, 2008
Good influence!!! No wonder Providence in one of the worse cities you got role models and business owners putting the drugs and violence on the streets. Good job Prime Drug..Let me guess your having a charity dinner to help pay the fines.
DAVID

Westerly, RI

#22 May 23, 2008
LOOK I WAS TIRED OF GETTING GENERIC CRAP WITH THE COVERAGE I HAVE,SO A FRIEND OF MINE SAID TO ME ONE DAY GO TO PRIME DRUG THEY WILL GIVE YOU THE REAL DEAL.THEY DONT CARE WHAT COVERAGE U GOT.FIRST TIME I WENT THERE IN MY LIFE.SURE ENOUGH I GIVE THE OLD GUY THE SCRIPT.WHICH ONLY ALLOWED ME GENERIC WITH MY COVERAGE.HE GIVES ME A WINK AND GIVES ME A BOTTLE FULL OF REAL PERCOCET INSTEAD.IF THAT AINT CROOKED.THEN WHAT IS.COM E ON PEOPLE GET REAL.

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