A New York City nurse, who is married to a police officer, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.
After a nine-month investigation, Angelique Sestito, a nurse at Richmond University Medical Center, and nine others were arrested for distributing thousands of pills a month from Staten Island, to New Jersey.
Authorities say those arrested either sold the drugs to their own customers or to lower level dealers at $20 a pill.
Two Staten Island men, Steven Punturieri and Louis D’Arpa, are accused of being the ring leader of the operation.
It is unclear whether thirty-five year old Sestito, whose husband is a patrol sergeant on Staten Island, used her position as a nurse to obtain the drugs.
It is also unclear whether her husband was involved in the crime.