- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island physician assistant has been arrested and is accused in a scheme to sell Oxycodone pills that he prescribed.

Federal prosecutors in New York say Michael Troyan was arrested Wednesday morning in Riverhead.

They allege Troyan prescribed the pain medication to his accomplices beginning in November 2011, knowing the pills would be sold.

Prosecutors say the 37-year-old wrote thousands of prescriptions and then collected half of the profits from the sale of the pills.

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

It was not immediately clear he had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

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