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Man Indicted For Selling Fake Oxycodone Pills That Killed 25-Year-Old Man

District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney of Suffolk County has made an official announcement regarding the indictment of Jordan Mosley, a 22-year-old resident of Islip Terrace. Mosley is accused of selling pills containing fentanyl to a 25-year-old man from East Islip, resulting in the man’s fatal overdose. Additionally, Mosley is facing charges for the illegal possession of a loaded firearm.

District Attorney Tierney expressed his grave concerns about the situation, comparing the act of selling fentanyl-laced pills to firing a loaded gun in a crowded room. He emphasized the tragic loss of Suffolk County residents due to drug overdoses on a daily basis. District Attorney Tierney called upon lawmakers to address this issue urgently, as young lives are being lost. He pointed out the unsettling fact that bail cannot be requested for fentanyl dealers until after someone has already died, which he deemed unacceptable.

According to the investigation, on December 29, 2022, the body of a 25-year-old man was discovered at his residence in East Islip after he died of an apparent drug overdose. Through their investigation, detectives learned that Mosley allegedly sold the victim pills and what he claimed was cocaine, the night before the victim’s death, which was December 28, 2022. After the sale, Mosley allegedly offered to sell the victim more pills later the same night. The Suffolk County Medical Examiner determined that the victim died of the combined effects of fentanyl, xylazine, and bromazolam intoxication.

On January 26, 2023, Mosley operated the same vehicle he used to allegedly deliver the fake oxycodone pills to the victim and was pulled over by a Suffolk County Police officer for overly dark tinted windows. Inside that vehicle, police found felony-weight cocaine, a digital scale, plastic bags, 39 pills that had the same markings, shape, and color as oxycodone, but contained fentanyl, and pills that had the same markings, shape, and color as alprazolam, but contained bromazolam – an uncontrolled substance that has a similar chemistry to alprazolam. Mosley was also allegedly found with illegally possessing a loaded revolver on his waistband.

On May 25, 2023, Mosley was arraigned before Acting Supreme Court Justice, the Honorable Richard I. Horowitz, for the charges of:

•        One count of Criminal Sale of Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B felony;

•        Four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (Intent to Sell), a Class B felony;

•        One count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class C violent felony;

•        Two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, a Class C felony;

•        One count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a Class D Felony;

•        One count of Criminal Possession of a Firearm, a Class E felony; and

•        Two counts of Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree, a Class A misdemeanor.

Judge Horowitz ordered Mosley to be held on $100,000 cash, $250,000 bond or $750,000 partially secured bond. Mosley is due back in court on June 13, 2023, and is being represented by Michaelangelo Matera, Esq.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Nicole Felice of the Narcotics Bureau, with investigative assistance from Suffolk County Police Department Detective John Denobrega of the Narcotics Section, Suffolk County Detectives Sean Walsh and Jack Ward of the Third Squad, and Suffolk Police Officer John Antoniades.


Dr. Oche Otorkpa PG Cert, MPH, PhD

Dr. Oche is a seasoned Public Health specialist who holds a post graduate certificate in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, an MPH, and a PhD both from Texila American University. He is a member of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. He authored two books: "The Unseen Terrorist," published by AuthorHouse UK, and "The Night Before I Killed Addiction."
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