In New York, a new breed of drug dealer

Doctor shopping is a growing problem with the opioid explosion


By Dan Herbeck
Buffalo News

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.

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.

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