Yonkers doctor Ronald Discenza arrested for allegedly selling prescriptions for pain medications
YONKERS - A Yonkers doctor is under arrest after police say he was selling prescriptions for pain medications out of his office.
Dr. Ronald Discenza was allegedly selling prescriptions for medicines like oxydocone for $300 per script at his pain management office at 2150 Central Park Ave. People allegedly traveled from as far away as Connecticut and Massachusetts to buy prescriptions from Discenza. Police say he was also writing the prescriptions despite having a suspended license.
Federal DEA agents raided his office and left with what neighbors described as a "mountain" of evidence. Investigators say Discenza has been under investigation for a year and this is not his first run-in with the law.
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In 2010, Discenza was charged with four felony counts of failing to file personal taxes. This past March, his New York medical license was put on probation. His New Jersey medical license has already been revoked.
Discenza is the former chief of internal medicine at Nyack Hospital and also served on Rockland County's Board of Health for nine years.
Discenza was arrested Tuesday. Police say when they raided his office, he had 25 people outside waiting to buy prescriptions.