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L.I. Pizzeria Owner Accused Of Selling Oxycodone Pills From Restaurant

Francesco Miceli (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Francesco Miceli (credit: Suffolk County Police)

WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Police on Long Island announced the arrest of a pizzeria owner they said was selling illegal prescription pills out of his restaurant.

A three-month investigation into the sale of prescription drugs at Miceli Brothers Pizzeria and Restaurant in West Babylon concluded Tuesday.

Detectives and police officers executed a search warrant, entered the restaurant on Little East Neck Road and arrested its owner, Francesco Miceli, around 6:30 p.m.

Miceli has sold illegal Oxycodone hydrochloride pills to a police agent on numerous occasions, police said.

He has been charged with seven counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance, one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Miceli, 50, of Rockville Centre, is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Wednesday.

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