Sources: Nicholas Mina Addicted to Painkillers
NEW YORK — Nicholas Mina, 31, a New York City police officer from Long Island, stole guns out of police lockers at his precinct to pay for his addiction to painkillers, according to prosecutors. Mina, his suspected dealer and three accomplices were charged Friday with crimes including conspiracy and selling drugs and guns, sources said. Mina was accused of stealing four 9 mm semiautomatic weapons and a bulletproof vest over two months from the Ninth Precinct in Manhattan, said prosecutors. Mina has confessed to the crimes, prosecutors said.
Mina is behind bars and has been suspended without pay.
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