Atty: Gotti grandson getting treatment in jail in drug case



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NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer says mobster John Gotti's namesake grandson says he's seeking out treatment while jailed on a drug charge.

Attorney Gerard Marrone told the Daily News of New York on Friday that the younger John Gotti is addicted to painkillers and has gone into a drug detox program at New York City's Rikers Island jail.

A jail system spokeswoman declined to comment.

The 23-year-old Gotti was arrested Thursday at the Queens home where his late grandfather once lived. He's charged with selling oxycodone pills.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown's office says undercover officers bought a total of over $46,000 worth of oxycodone from Gotti on 11 occasions.

Marrone has said Gotti intends to fight the allegations.

Gotti is among seven people arrested in the case.

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