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Lehigh Valley doctor accused of peddling pain pills

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Lehigh Valley doctor is accused of helping to peddle pain pills in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Police say Dr. Jack Manzella wrote illegal prescriptions for oxycodone to co-defendant, Robert Kosch, out of his clinic in Palmerton, Carbon County.

At one pharmacy alone, prosecutors say the pair obtained more than 10,000 pills in less than a year and a half.

Manzella is home in Allentown after posting bail.

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