LI doctor charged in pain pill scheme

According to Newsday, Dr. Noel Blackman was on board a jet taxiing on the runway at Kennedy Airport Sunday night when federal agents ordered the plane back to the gate to arrest him.

According to Newsday, Dr. Noel Blackman was on board a jet taxiing on the runway at Kennedy Airport Sunday night when federal agents ordered the plane back to the gate to arrest him. (2/9/16)

WOODBURY - Police say a Long Island doctor has been charged with improperly prescribing hundreds of thousands of oxycodone pills.

Officials say Dr. Noel Blackman was on board a jet taxiing on the runway at Kennedy Airport Sunday night when federal agents ordered the plane back to the gate to arrest him.

Agents say Blackman had $30,000 stashed in his luggage and was on board the flight to Guyana so he could permanently leave the United States.

According to court documents, Blackman wrote 2,487 prescriptions - totalling 365,097 30-milligram oxycodone pills - in 2015.

Blackman lives in Far Rockaway and has offices in Franklin Square, Brooklyn and Queens, according to court documents.

 

 

 

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