Dozens arrested in Pocono-area Oxycodone bust

Apr 1, 2013 Full story: 6 ABC 16

Dozens of people have been arrested and charged with being part of Oxycodone drug rings that allegedly operated in the Poconos.

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PoconoMom

Stroudsburg, PA

#1 Apr 1, 2013
I'm glad to know that this (prescription drug abuse) epidemic here in Monroe County is finally getting some attention. I hope that people can work with Law enforcement in order to try to control the spread of this prescription drug abuse. I think this affects us all some directly some indirectly. naturally crime will increase if this continues, people will lose sight of family and values if they are abusing pills. There will be innocent children deprived of a decent childhood and the effects will be seen in our streets and in our communities. I beg for my neigbors to please take this seriously and do what you can to help stop this spread. I have seen so many people deteriorate and lose everything due to pills, I have seen the scorned faces of innocent children, as a result. I have seen people in pain, despiration, anger, rage and more because of these pills. I don't want my child to grow up in a town known for drug abusers. I don't want to live in a town known for that either. I want to say that I am truly grateful for law enforcement taking this issue into serious consideration, and doing what they can to make our home, our environment, safety and our county a better place. Thank you.
Larry

Barre, VT

#2 Apr 2, 2013
I escaped to the country from the Pokes in 2002 because of the drive by shootings in Stroudsburg and the crime that came with the transplants.

I can only imagine what it's like today. No, I can't.

Didn't the Guardian Angels come into Eastburg? Or did they leave?
peter

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Apr 3, 2013
Its sad cause I Know a few of the defendants. I know them from when they we little and I also know that a couple of them are not drug dealers in the typical sense of the word. I think we need to rethink what that word means and re define it. One of the people arrested has his faults but at same time has one of the best hearts you can wish for in a person. He took in a girl with 3 kids and treats those 3 kids like they are his own. He might of received a script through JR but was more out of convenience then anything I think and if he sold some of his script to help pay for his 3 kids and GF in the worse economy the world has seen since its inception then I think we all could be labeled something. I think we all would of made similar choices if it came to feeding a bunch of kids or selling some medication you were prescribed. Drugs caught a bad rap because of the violence that was attached to it, especially during the cocaine cowboy days in Miami where multiply shot outs and dead bodies were turning up everyday but now a days its not evil drug dealers getting involved in the business of getting high its everyday people. ITs yr neighbor or doctor, its you and me and when that happens and it goes main stream then its time for the Politian's to rethink what's going on because now they are creating drug dealers and at the same time penalizing them for what they have created. They need to make more jobs available, more ways for people to lead a better life and half of the people involved in these drug deals wouldn't be
Larry

Barre, VT

#4 Apr 3, 2013
See? It's always somebody else's fault.

Since: Dec 09

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#5 Apr 3, 2013
peter wrote:
Its sad cause I Know a few of the defendants. I know them from when they we little and I also know that a couple of them are not drug dealers in the typical sense of the word. I think we need to rethink what that word means and re define it. One of the people arrested has his faults but at same time has one of the best hearts you can wish for in a person. He took in a girl with 3 kids and treats those 3 kids like they are his own. He might of received a script through JR but was more out of convenience then anything I think and if he sold some of his script to help pay for his 3 kids and GF in the worse economy the world has seen since its inception then I think we all could be labeled something. I think we all would of made similar choices if it came to feeding a bunch of kids or selling some medication you were prescribed. Drugs caught a bad rap because of the violence that was attached to it, especially during the cocaine cowboy days in Miami where multiply shot outs and dead bodies were turning up everyday but now a days its not evil drug dealers getting involved in the business of getting high its everyday people. ITs yr neighbor or doctor, its you and me and when that happens and it goes main stream then its time for the Politian's to rethink what's going on because now they are creating drug dealers and at the same time penalizing them for what they have created. They need to make more jobs available, more ways for people to lead a better life and half of the people involved in these drug deals wouldn't be
What a crock. Yeah, they are all regular boy scouts. What if they sold their garbage and some other dumb kid died from taking it? Would it still be ok and all the "Politian's" fault?
loose stool

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Apr 4, 2013
Interesting. Young Peter here is under the assumption that drugs are status quo. Except for violence and draconian law there is nothing wrong with taking any drugs be they prescribed or recreational or even the sharing thereof. From a libertarian point of view it's hard to argue otherwise. My personal experience is with fetal alcohol syndrome. Both parents are dead, their daughter living on the street somewhere in the City. As she was growing up there were fleeting moments you could see through the damage. I need not remind you that alcohol is legal.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#7 Apr 4, 2013
http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-rodr...

I was wondering how many doctors participating in this drug trade were trained elsewhere and if the restrictions in those places are looser than ours?

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#8 Apr 4, 2013
AunieEm2 wrote:
http://www.healthgrades.com/ph ysician/dr-rodrigo-estonilo-2h 85m/background-check
I was wondering how many doctors participating in this drug trade were trained elsewhere and if the restrictions in those places are looser than ours?
None that I ever end up with. Gut me like a pig and tell me to take Tylenol. Um, ok.

Since: Aug 07

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#9 Apr 4, 2013
hennypennyhag wrote:
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None that I ever end up with. Gut me like a pig and tell me to take Tylenol. Um, ok.
True. I'm sometimes wishing my doctors would break their femurs so they could relate.
thats public for u

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Apr 4, 2013
First of all stop saying im talking about all drug dealers, or all the defendants. I said I knew a few of them but in particular am talking about one person that got mixed up in this and is not a drug dealer. You people are so bitter and have so much hate inside you, and its a shame u don't use it to help stand up for the social injustices we face everyday instead of talking shyt and spreading negativity blindly on a message board.
Learn to read, and none of you are pure and innocent so stop acting like u are. Remember that guy Jesus "let he who has not sinned cast the first stone"
thats public for u

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Apr 4, 2013
The two pple that I am referring to are long time construction workers, one was a first responder during 911.......and both of them have serious back issues and need operations so they are prescribe meds that are needed unlike 23 year olds that are going into clinics and getting meds that should only be given to the terminally ill. Stop the hate and learn the facts before u generalize and sterotype
public

Lehighton, PA

#12 Apr 4, 2013
dear peter public. they weren't being bitter just realistic. if your buddy needs drugs for pain he shouldn't be selling them. that is drug dealing. please stay in brooklyn. we have enough idiots from there here already. thank you.

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#13 Apr 4, 2013
thats public for u wrote:
First of all stop saying im talking about all drug dealers, or all the defendants. I said I knew a few of them but in particular am talking about one person that got mixed up in this and is not a drug dealer. You people are so bitter and have so much hate inside you, and its a shame u don't use it to help stand up for the social injustices we face everyday instead of talking shyt and spreading negativity blindly on a message board.
Learn to read, and none of you are pure and innocent so stop acting like u are. Remember that guy Jesus "let he who has not sinned cast the first stone"
Learn to read? Learn to write. No, I am not pure and innocent, but I have never gotten prescriptions filled and then sold the drugs. How is that bitter or hateful. Do you even know what those words mean? Everybody has tough times, it's how you handle them that defines who you are. I notice you didn't answer my question.
Larry

Barre, VT

#14 Apr 4, 2013
And naturally he had to add "social injustices" to his tripe.

Grow up. You do not sell your drugs if you need them.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#15 Apr 5, 2013
http://reason.com/blog/2013/04/03/anti-govern...

As long as we're talking about drugs. Or is this a warning shot?

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#16 Apr 5, 2013
AunieEm2 wrote:
http://reason.com/blog/2013/04 /03/anti-government-couple-on- run-after-kidn
As long as we're talking about drugs. Or is this a warning shot?
The gestapo strikes again. These people need to find reasons to take kids away from their parents. While drug use in front of children isn't a good idea, does that, especially if it was a rally, really warrant taking them away? They say they are all about reunification or doing whatever possible to keep families together, yet they get their claws into lives and destroy, rather than fix. They are impossible to deal with intelligently and I don't think for one second the father should have tried to take them away from the facility at gunpoint, but sometimes people just get frustrated trying to navigate an impossible system that is clearly stacked against the parents. And seriously, again it's not right to use drugs, would a 2 and 4 year old kid have any clue what that even was?

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