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N.Y. doctor arrested for allegedly selling Oxycodone out of his car

FILE - In this June 22, 2011 file photo, people gather in front of the Haven Pharmacy in Medford, N.Y., where four people were killed, including two employees and two customers, during a shooting on June 19, 2011, during a holdup for prescription painkillers. It is the nation?s second-most abused medicine, linked to murders, celebrity overdoses and a rising tide of violent pharmacy robberies. But since 1999 federal regulators have put off deciding whether to tighten controls over hydrocodone, the addictive narcotic that is the key ingredient in Vicodin and other medicines. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) Wikimedia Commons

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(CBS) CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - A Long Island doctor has been arrested for allegedly selling Oxycodone out of his car.

CBS New York reports that federal officials say Dr. Leonard Stambler, 60, did not have an office but delivered pills to patients they believe were reselling or abusing them.

On some occasions, Stambler allegedly left pills on his porch for clients to pick up.

Authorities told CBS New York that agents witnessed Stambler illegally dealing in Oxycodone pills more than 20 times between March and November of this year.

If arrested he could face up to ten years in prison.

Last week, another Long Island doctor, Dr. Stan Xuhui Li, was arrested for allegedly selling prescription drugs to clients, including pharmacy shooter David Laffer, who was convicted on November 10 of murdering four people in a drugstore robbery. Laffer was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Investigators think Li may have sold prescriptions to nine people who died of overdoses since January 2009.

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