Detectives from the NYPD narcotics division conducted a sting operation to arrest an Amazon employee for illegally selling opioids.Image Credit: Google
The employee, who has not been identified, was taken into custody after detectives purchased oxycodone from him. The investigation is ongoing.Image Credit: Google
According to law enforcement sources, the employee was selling the opioids out of his car near an Amazon fulfillment center in Queens.Image Credit: Google
He was arrested after detectives conducted a controlled buy of oxycodone pills from him.Image Credit: Google
The employee is facing charges of criminal sale of a controlled substance.Image Credit: Google
The NYPD has been cracking down on the illegal sale of opioids in recent years.Image Credit: Google
In 2017, the department launched a task force to investigate the illegal sale of prescription drugs on the internet.Image Credit: Google
The task force has made numerous arrests, including the arrest of an Amazon employee in 2018.Image Credit: Google
The NYPD declined to comment on the ongoing investigation.
Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.