BUFFALO, NY -- When Michael McCall rolled up to a street corner in his big white sport utility vehicle, it was party time for Buffalo's prescription painkiller addicts, federal investigators charge.
Opioid painkillers like hydrocodone, oxycodone and other narcotic painkillers have given rise to doctor shopping and drug dealers who sell the prescription drugs exclusively. (AP photo)
A heavyset man with the gift of gab, McCall would park his rig, open the windows and conduct business. People from all walks of life flocked to the SUV like kids looking for candy, paying as much as $60 or $70 for a single pill ? painkillers that McCall's gang obtained by conning doctors into prescribing them medicine they didn't need.