Central Islip - (WALK) The accused leader of a major, east coast drugs distribution ring is being held without bail today, after pleading not guilty at federal court in Islip Friday.
Cedric Moss, 46, is accused of directing a Long Island-based operation responsible for acquiring approximately 100,000 Oxycodone pills valued at about $3 million, and distributing them in communities along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, said prosecutors.
Prosecutor say Moss & Co., obtained the powerful, potentially-addictive painkillers by using forged prescription blanks and filling orders mostly at Long Island pharmacies. Investigators are trying to determine how Moss and others got the blank prescription forms.
Moss was arrested in North Carolina in February. He is charged with conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone, and if convicted would face more than 20 years in prison.