22 arrests made in massive quaalude ring

? Nassau prosecutors announced the arrests of nearly two dozen people accused of running a quaalude ring in Nassau Wednesday.

According to police, the alleged ringleader manufactured the pills in factories in California and Brooklyn. The operation turned out 100,000 pills a year for New York dealers and made millions of dollars.

Prosecutors say most of the dealers lived on the North Shore of Long Island. District Attorney Kathleen Rice says about 300,000 pills made it to Long Island?s streets per year and sold for about $35 each.

Officials say a joint three-year investigation led authorities to the national quaalude distribution ring.

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