May 26, 2019  Last Update: November 27, 2017, 8:52 pm

Second Long Island Pharmacy Oxycontin Shooting

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In South Florida, pharmacies announce they don't carry oxycodone, hoping to avoid robberies and violence. Photo courtesy Sunrise Detox, an Oxycontin addiction treatment center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

There was another Long Island pharmacy shooting this weekend, with the robber after cash and Oxycontin pills.

Charlie’s Family Pharmacy on Merrick Road in Seaford, New York was robbed around 2pm on New Year’s Eve. The robber James McGoey of Hampton Bays, Long Island, was killed by police.  An off duty ATF agent  who happened to be in the pharmacy at the time of the robbery, was also shot and killed.

McGoey was reportedly recently released from prison where he was serving time for several other armed  robberies, including at least 2 pharmacy robberies.

So far no news on whether McGoey was an addict himself, or just a career criminal out to steal cash and valuable merchandise (Oxycontin) he could easily sell on the street.

This is the second pharmacy robbery on Long Island that involved Oxycontin, shootings, and deaths. Earlier in 2011, David Laffer robbed Haven Drugs in Medford, NY, killing 4 people in the process. Laffer was seeking Oxycontin pills for his addicted wife Melinda Brady.






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