Bail denied for doctor linked to Medford pharmacy shooting

Bail was denied today for a Great Neck doctor accused of selling painkillers and prescription drugs to the Medford pharmacy killer. Dr. Eric Jacobsen, appearing

CENTRAL ISLIP - Bail was denied today for a Great Neck doctor accused of selling painkillers and prescription drugs to the Medford pharmacy killer. Dr. Eric Jacobsen, appearing before a judge in Central Islip, was denied bail after being labeled a danger to the community. Jacobsen admitted to writing prescriptions for David Laffer and his wife, Melinda Brady, before Laffer opened fire at Haven Drugs in June 2011. Prosecutors say Jacobsen ran a massive operation in which he illegally distributed OxyContin, and even left prescriptions under his doormat for patients in exchange for cash. They say he also hired a doctor and nurse practitioner after his license was revoked. Prosecutors: LI doctor slipped prescriptions to Laffer$1M seized from LI doctor accused of writing phony prescriptions

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

A growing number of Long Islanders are jumping 1 Going Vegan: National trend growing on LI
2 The Download: Tech News for 3/22
An attacker is treated by emergency services outside 3 4 dead in vehicle, knife attack near British Parliament
Irwin Scharf, of North Massapequa, says he noticed 4 Tax rebate may be restored to thousands of Nassau seniors
In a News 12/Newsday special report, has been 5 LI garbage barge of '87 still influences solid waste disposal

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE