DA says Suffolk County lawmaker tried to trade drugs for sex

DA says Suffolk County lawmaker tried to trade drugs for sex

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Long Island lawmaker who is also a doctor has been arrested on drug charges after he tried to trade pills for sex. Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer was arrested Tuesday on charges of third-degree sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Newsday reports that he pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday. Prosecutors say Spencer had a relationship with a prostitute whom he paid with the opioid oxycodone. His attorney, Mark Goidell, says Spencer dedicated his life to “the well-being of the community, his family and his patients.”

 

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