Woman charged in huge pill bust says drugs were for mom

Nine of the 98 people who were rounded up yesterday in a massive pain pill raid were arraigned in court today. Each of the nine

WOODBURY - Nine of the 98 people who were rounded up yesterday in a massive pain pill raid were arraigned in court today. Each of the nine suspects pleaded not guilty, including Georgina Torres, who says she's a widowed mother of three. Torres, of Huntington, tells News 12 Long Island that she did use a forged prescription to obtain powerful painkillers, but claims the pills weren't for her. She says they were for her elderly mother, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Also among the 98 people charged yesterday is Michael Marigliano, a patient of Dr. Eric Jacobson. Jacobson, a Great Neck doctor who was also arrested in the bust, admitted to giving pills to Medford pharmacy murderer David Laffer.Marigliano's attorney says his client suffers from herniated discs and multiple fractured vertebrae, and says he used prescriptions that were properly prescribed and filled. Most of the defendants arraigned today were released without bail.2 LI doctors, nurse practitioner held without bail in drug case

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