Opiate Drug Use Not just a Teenage Problem
Nassau and Suffolk County have undertaken a new initiative to fight teenage heroin use by targeting enforcement on the Queens and Brooklyn borders in an effort to keep heroin out of Long Island. The drug problem is bigger than that, however, as a recent arrest in Nassau County highlights. Pharmacist Robert Ciskanik was arrested for sale of a controlled substance in a Plainview parking lot when police stumbled upon the transaction. Click here to see the full text of the Newsday article “Cops: Pharmacist, 2 others, arrested in drug deal“. He was selling Oxycontin, an opiate, in a street level transaction. These, and other opiates, are every bit as addicting as heroin and can result in the same or similar penalties as heroin sales.