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Physician Assistant Accused In Oxycodone Scheme On Long Island

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- A physician assistant on Long Island is accused in a scheme to sell oxycodone pills that he prescribed.

Michael Troyan, 37, was arrested Wednesday morning in Riverhead.

Federal prosecutors allege Troyan prescribed the pain medication to his accomplices between November 2011 and October 2015, knowing the pills would be sold illegally.

Troyan, who operated two urgent care clinics on the East End, is accused of writing thousands of prescriptions and collecting half of the profits from the sale of the pills.

Prosecutors allege Troyan was caught on video writing prescriptions for oxycodone and receiving large quantities of cash during an undercover operation at his Riverhead medical office.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

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