An investigation by the Rockland County Drug Task Force and Orangetown Police into illegal sales of prescription drugs led to today's arrest of a Pearl River man accused of selling drugs out of his home, according to District Attorney Thomas Zugibe.
Zugibe said large quantities of prescription drugs - sold on the streets for up to $30 per pill - were seized with the arrest of Richard Lennox of 111 E. Washington Ave. Zugibe said the arrest stemmed from an investigation of suspicious activity in Pearl River.
County detectives and Orangetown police officers, Zugibe said, conducted numerous surveillance operations and checked the background of people coming in contact with Lennox, including a so-called "buyer beware" operation. Zugibe said information from these operations led to the conclusion that the suspicious activity was drug-related.
Lennox is accused of selling the prescription medication oxycodone from his home, as well as open-air distribution locations in Pearl River. Zugibe said other drugs seized include including hydrocodone and cyclobenzaprine.
Lennox was arraigned in Rockland County Court in New City by Judge William K. Nelson, who set bail at $2,000.