Two prescription drug rings, allegedly responsible for the distribution of $2.1 million worth of Oxycodone in Northeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, have been broken up by agents from the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation (BNI), federal officials and local police. In addition to the two rings operating in Pennsylvania, authorities in New York have dismantled the New York City arm of the operation. Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said the investigation, known in Pennsylvania as “Operation Script King,” began in April 2012 and revealed two competing drug trafficking operations throughout Monroe County, which were led by Bryn Stevenson and John Romagnolo. The investigation revealed that pharmacies in Monroe County were being inundated with Oxycodone prescriptions from the Itzamna Medical Center, 205East 16th St., New York, NY. Dr. Hector Castro was identified by New York authorities as the founder, medical director and practitioner of internal medicine at the Itzamna Medical Center. Dr. Castro is facing charges today in New York for illegally selling Oxycodone prescriptions. Agents estimate that between March 2011 and March 2013 the organizations led by Romagnolo and Stevenson filled more than 500 prescriptions, using 100 different names. They are allegedly responsible for illegally obtaining more than 70,000 Oxycodone tablets with an estimated street value of $2.1 million. According to agents, the demand for Oxycodone in Northeastern Pennsylvania was so high that many pharmacies ran out of the drug or refused to fill prescriptions.