LI Doctor Charged With Illegally Selling 19,000 Oxycodone Pills

Sophia Hall
November 08, 2019 - 9:52 am

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A Long Island doctor is charged with illegally selling more than 19,000 oxycodone pills to two patients.

Dr. Tameshwar Ammar, 51, who had an office in Roslyn, is accused of selling approximately 8,400 pills to one patient, knowing that the patient was a drug dealer who intended to sell the pills on the street.

He's also charged with selling 11,525 pills to another patient who authorities say was a drug addict. The man, who had bipolar disorder and should have never been taking oxycodone, died in July 2019 from an overdose, though Ammar is not charged with the patient's death, WCBS 880's Sophia Hall reported. 

Court papers reveal the patient had a history of doctor shopping and a suicide attempt, according to Newsday

Ammar faces 20 years in prison if convicted.

Newsday reports that the DEA is reviewing other at least 60 other oxycodone prescriptions written by Ammar.

According to reports, Ammar is also accused of owing nearly $600,000 in federal taxes and setting up a shell company to avoid paying child support.