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November 15, 2001 | By Marc Schogol INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An Ambler podiatrist who practices in the Rittenhouse Square area was arrested yesterday on federal charges of writing illegal prescriptions for nearly $90,000 worth of painkillers and defrauding Medicare and other insurance companies. Scott H. Katine is the sixth medical professional in the region to be arrested in recent months on drug-trafficking charges, most in cases involving such oxycodone-containing painkillers as OxyContin. In Katine's case, a federal grand jury indicted him on 172 counts of illicitly writing prescriptions for Percocet, a controlled substance containing oxycodone.
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March 9, 2015 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Though the death rate from drug overdoses in Philadelphia has held relatively steady since the late 1990s, the Pennsylvania suburban counties and all of South Jersey have had such sharp increases in body counts their rates have as much as tripled - putting many on a par with the city's rate, and in some cases surpassing it. The scourge of primarily heroin addiction, which seemed to suddenly gain momentum outside the urban line in the mid-2000s, has...
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May 13, 2012 | By PHILLIP LUCAS, Daily News Staff Writer
I NSTEAD OF HANDING out toothbrushes and dental floss, a dentist in East Mount Airy dished out prescriptions for Percocet and Oxycodone and may have treated patients while he was high on crack, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office. A monthlong investigation that began with a tip from a confidential informant ended Thursday with the arrest of Chandrakant Parekh, 62, who sold at least 14 prescriptions for Oxycodone and Percocet for between $30 and $40 each from his clinic on Germantown Avenue near Sharpnack Street, authorities said.
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May 11, 2012 | By Phillip Lucas, Daily News Staff Writer
INSTEAD OF HANDING out toothbrushes and dental floss, a dentist in East Mount Airy was busted dishing out prescriptions for Percocet and Oxycodone — and may have treated patients while he was high on crack cocaine, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General. A monthlong investigation — which began with a tip from a confidential informant — ended Thursday with the arrest of Chandrakant Parekh, 62, who allegedly sold at least 14 prescriptions for Oxycodone and Percocet for between $30 and $40 each from his clinic on Germantown Avenue near Sharpnack Street.
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December 14, 2004 | By Leslie A. Pappas INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A plot to sell prescription painkillers and pocket the profit was a family affair, Bucks County detectives say. Rosemary Taylor agreed to steal a blank prescription pad from the doctors' office where her sister got her a job, police said. Taylor's mother, Gail Kurian, then passed forged prescriptions to pharmacies in Bucks and Philadelphia Counties from March to June, police said, obtaining at least 2,700 tablets of Percocet, which she sold to help the family make ends meet. And, officials said, they used the name of Taylor's grandmother, posthumously, on many of the phony prescriptions.
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August 18, 2012 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia man arrested for allegedly carrying a disassembled assault rifle, loaded pistol, knife, and drugs aboard the northbound Broad Street Subway was held for trial Friday on weapons and drug charges. Jermal Ponds, 28, was ordered to stand trial during a brief preliminary hearing before Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Frank T. Brady after a police narcotics officer said the drugs, guns, packaging bags, and $712 in cash Ponds had with him on July 31 were consistent with someone who sells illegal drugs.
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August 19, 2012 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia man arrested for allegedly carrying a disassembled assault rifle, loaded pistol, knife, and drugs aboard the northbound Broad Street Subway was held for trial Friday on weapons and drug charges. Jermal Ponds, 28, was ordered to stand trial during a brief preliminary hearing before Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Frank T. Brady after a police narcotics officer said the drugs, guns, packaging bags, and $712 in cash Ponds had with him on July 31 were consistent with someone who sells illegal drugs.
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September 6, 1986 | By Carolyn Acker, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
A 68-year-old osteopath, under a 1985 indictment accusing him of Medicaid fraud and drug violations, was arrested yesterday at his Cinnaminson office after he sold prescriptions for painkillers and stimulants to an undercover agent, according to a spokesman for the state attorney general's office. Samuel Brint, a doctor of osteopathy, was charged with two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and two counts of maintaining a drug resort, said Tom Cannon, spokesman for Attorney General W. Cary Edwards Jr. Cannon defined a drug resort as a place where drugs are obtained illegally.
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February 12, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A 23-year-old South Philadelphia man who conspired with ex-cop Christopher Saravello to rob two drug users of cash was sentenced by a federal judge Wednesday to six months in prison. Robert Powers pleaded guilty last year to his role in two extortions in which he, Saravello and another man, Robert Nagy, set up fake drug transactions and robbed each victim of $1,200. Saravello, 38, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring with Nagy, Powers and a third man to rob drug dealers or buyers of money or drugs.
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February 8, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
WHEN CHILDREN play cops and robbers, everyone has to pick a side, but former Philadelphia Police Officer Christopher Saravello played both parts while he was on the force. Saravello, 37, pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to conspiring with three drug dealers to rob other drug dealers and drug buyers of money and narcotics while he was on the force. Standing before U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno, Saravello, a bald man, bore a striking resemblance to Thomas "Herc" Hauk from the television series "The Wire.
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March 9, 2015 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Though the death rate from drug overdoses in Philadelphia has held relatively steady since the late 1990s, the Pennsylvania suburban counties and all of South Jersey have had such sharp increases in body counts their rates have as much as tripled - putting many on a par with the city's rate, and in some cases surpassing it. The scourge of primarily heroin addiction, which seemed to suddenly gain momentum outside the urban line in the mid-2000s, has...
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February 12, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A 23-year-old South Philadelphia man who conspired with ex-cop Christopher Saravello to rob two drug users of cash was sentenced by a federal judge Wednesday to six months in prison. Robert Powers pleaded guilty last year to his role in two extortions in which he, Saravello and another man, Robert Nagy, set up fake drug transactions and robbed each victim of $1,200. Saravello, 38, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring with Nagy, Powers and a third man to rob drug dealers or buyers of money or drugs.
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February 8, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
WHEN CHILDREN play cops and robbers, everyone has to pick a side, but former Philadelphia Police Officer Christopher Saravello played both parts while he was on the force. Saravello, 37, pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to conspiring with three drug dealers to rob other drug dealers and drug buyers of money and narcotics while he was on the force. Standing before U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno, Saravello, a bald man, bore a striking resemblance to Thomas "Herc" Hauk from the television series "The Wire.
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August 19, 2012 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia man arrested for allegedly carrying a disassembled assault rifle, loaded pistol, knife, and drugs aboard the northbound Broad Street Subway was held for trial Friday on weapons and drug charges. Jermal Ponds, 28, was ordered to stand trial during a brief preliminary hearing before Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Frank T. Brady after a police narcotics officer said the drugs, guns, packaging bags, and $712 in cash Ponds had with him on July 31 were consistent with someone who sells illegal drugs.
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August 18, 2012 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia man arrested for allegedly carrying a disassembled assault rifle, loaded pistol, knife, and drugs aboard the northbound Broad Street Subway was held for trial Friday on weapons and drug charges. Jermal Ponds, 28, was ordered to stand trial during a brief preliminary hearing before Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Frank T. Brady after a police narcotics officer said the drugs, guns, packaging bags, and $712 in cash Ponds had with him on July 31 were consistent with someone who sells illegal drugs.
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May 13, 2012 | By PHILLIP LUCAS, Daily News Staff Writer
I NSTEAD OF HANDING out toothbrushes and dental floss, a dentist in East Mount Airy dished out prescriptions for Percocet and Oxycodone and may have treated patients while he was high on crack, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office. A monthlong investigation that began with a tip from a confidential informant ended Thursday with the arrest of Chandrakant Parekh, 62, who sold at least 14 prescriptions for Oxycodone and Percocet for between $30 and $40 each from his clinic on Germantown Avenue near Sharpnack Street, authorities said.
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May 11, 2012 | By Phillip Lucas, Daily News Staff Writer
INSTEAD OF HANDING out toothbrushes and dental floss, a dentist in East Mount Airy was busted dishing out prescriptions for Percocet and Oxycodone — and may have treated patients while he was high on crack cocaine, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General. A monthlong investigation — which began with a tip from a confidential informant — ended Thursday with the arrest of Chandrakant Parekh, 62, who allegedly sold at least 14 prescriptions for Oxycodone and Percocet for between $30 and $40 each from his clinic on Germantown Avenue near Sharpnack Street.
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April 5, 2012 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Gloucester Township patrol officer was arrested on drug charges after purchasing prescription pills from a confidential informant while on duty, Chief Harry Earle announced Wednesday. Tom Eden Jr., 31, was arrested around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday as he left a room at a Howard Johnson on North Black Horse Pike, where he bought five Percocet pills and two Oxycotin placebos during a police sting, Earle said. Eden also had three Oxycodine and two Alprazolam pills in his possession, Earle said.
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April 5, 2012
A GLOUCESTER Township patrol officer was arrested on drug charges after allegedly buying prescription pills from a confidential informant while on duty. Tom Eden Jr., 31, was arrested about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday as he left a room at a Howard Johnson Express Inn on Black Horse Pike, where he bought five Percocet pills and two Oxycontin placebos during a police sting, Chief Harry Earle said Wednesday. Eden was wearing his uniform and driving a marked township patrol car at the time of his arrest.
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