This Tuesday, June 8, 2014 photo provided by the New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor's Office shows Anthony D'Alessandro. The former pharmacy chief for Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital in Manhattan allegedly stole nearly 200,000 oxycodone pills from the medical center over more than five years and has been charged under a state drug-kingpin law more often aimed at accused street dealers, narcotics prosecutors said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Special Narcotics Prosecutor's Office)

NEW YORK (AP) — A pharmacist who oversaw a major hospital’s vault of drugs stole nearly 200,000 powerful painkillers he was supposed to safeguard and dispense, narcotics prosecutors said Tuesday as they unveiled a case that makes unusual use of a state drug-kingpin law.

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