A North Fork native — a “good kid” and an accomplished athlete, said Mattituck High School principal Shawn Petretti — played lacrosse at the high school level and went on to play for a college out of state.
When he left New York, though, he ran into a college culture of painkiller drug abuse that was inescapable, recalled Mr. Petretti Monday night.
A West Babylon man was arrested on drug charges early Sunday morning after he was observed throwing a crack pipe out of a car window in Flanders, Southampton Town police said. READ
An East Quogue man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday following a crash in which he struck a police vehicle and had to be treated at the scene with an opioid overdose reversal drug, Riverhead Town police said. READ
As people continued to file into the main room at the American Legion hall in Mattituck, chairs were pulled out of closets and taken from against the wall to accommodate the large turnout.
Paul Maffetone’s mission emerged from a burning need to share his pain. READ
The alleged details in the case against Riverhead physician’s assistant Michael Troyan were substantial: 60,000 prescription painkillers. 20 co-conspirators. Almost $2 million in sales over a four-year period. A demand for an assault rifle as payment. READ
Riverhead physician assistant Michael Troyan is expected to be released on bond today after his father, Peter, agreed to put up his Riverhead home worth $1 million as equity. READ
The investigation into Riverhead physician assistant Michael Troyan began following a complaint from a surgeon that one of his patients re-opened stitches with a pencil following a tonsillectomy because the patient was so desperate for pain pills he became addicted to while being treated by Mr. Troyan, according to documents filed in federal court Wednesday. READ