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L.I. Pharmacist Accused of Self-Medicating

L.I. Pharmacist Accused of Self-Medicating

Mattituck - (WALK) A Long Island druggist is under arrest and accused of stealing painkillers for his own use, according to Southold police.

Paul Rinaldi, 57, of Miller Place, was arrested at the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Route 25 in Mattituck Friday afternoon.  Investigators say Rinaldi was stealing the powerful painkiller Hydrocodone over the course of six months, and self-medicating.

Rinaldi was taken to Southold Town Police headquarters, where he was processed and released on bail. 

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