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47 arrested in prescription drug distribution ring

March 28, 2013 6:42:45 AM PDT
Authorities in New York City are planning an 11 a.m. press conference to announce nearly 50 arrests in an alleged prescription drug distribution ring.

Police say a Manhattan doctor and his office assistant are among the 47 arrested in the Bronx, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Officials say the arrests resulted in the dismantling of a drug distribution network prevalent throughout the northeast region.

Authorities also seized 30 weapons, which will be shown at the press conference.

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