The Amazon Employee Arrested for Illegally Selling Opioids

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Detectives from the NYPD narcotics division conducted a sting operation to arrest an Amazon employee for illegally selling opioids. 

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The employee, who has not been identified, was taken into custody after detectives purchased oxycodone from him. The investigation is ongoing.

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According to law enforcement sources, the employee was selling the opioids out of his car near an Amazon fulfillment center in Queens. 

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He was arrested after detectives conducted a controlled buy of oxycodone pills from him. 

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The employee is facing charges of criminal sale of a controlled substance.

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The NYPD has been cracking down on the illegal sale of opioids in recent years. 

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In 2017, the department launched a task force to investigate the illegal sale of prescription drugs on the internet. 

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The task force has made numerous arrests, including the arrest of an Amazon employee in 2018.

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The NYPD declined to comment on the ongoing investigation. 

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Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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