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Rye Man Charged With Felony 'Intent To Sell' Painkiller Pills

Brian Levinson, 24, of Rye was arrested in possession of more than 100 prescription painkiller pills.
Brian Levinson, 24, of Rye was arrested in possession of more than 100 prescription painkiller pills. Photo Credit: Rye Police Department

RYE, N.Y. -- Police said Thursday that they have arrested a 24-year-old Rye man on drug possession charges with the intent to sell, a Class B felony.

Rye Police Commissioner Michael C. Corcoran Jr. said that police arrested Brian Levinson on Wednesday with more than 100 prescription painkiller pills including Oxycodone and a small amount of Suboxone.

Levinson was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a felony.

Levinson was arraigned and released on $2,000 bail.

In a statement, Corcoran said, “This arrest is a result of outstanding investigative work by our officers and supervisors. I am extremely proud of the members of the Rye Police Department and the work they do on a daily basis."

"We will continue to dedicate additional resources to deal with drug related issues in our community," Corcoran added.

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Corcoran said, “We will aggressively pursue, arrest and prosecute anyone suspected of selling controlled substances in our community.”

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