Dallas dentist under investigation for illegal drug prescriptions
Posted By Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 29-Aug-2013
Drug crimes are always serious allegations and can negatively affect a person for the rest of his or her life, even when a person is innocent. There can be so many aspects involved when a person is charged with a drug crime, and many times an unfortunate or untimely set of circumstances can lead to a drug charge even when a person hasn't done anything wrong.
A Dallas dentist is under investigation for allegedly prescribing drugs illegally to family and friends. According to court documents, investigators determined that some of the 35-year-old dentist's patients, as well as her husband, were frequently visiting pharmacies to fill prescriptions for the painkiller drugs Percocet and oxycodone. Reportedly, authorities say that when the pharmacies questioned the Doctor about the prescriptions, they suddenly ceased.
The doctor faces 10 counts of prescribing oxycodone to a drug-dependent person and 10 counts of failure to keep records of prescribed drugs. She has also been ordered to have a drug evaluation by the court. Investigators first began looking into the doctor's activity when one of the pharmacies in question noticed that a dentist was prescribing Percocet as a "maintenance" drug.
If this dentist is found guilty of these crimes the consequences could be severe. However, just because she has been accused of these crimes, it does not mean that she is guilty. Anyone who finds him or herself in this type of situation, or a similar one involving drugs, should consider contacting an attorney who has experience handling drug crime cases.
Source: The Times-Tribune, "Dentist might face trial on drug charges," Robert L. Baker, August 9, 2013.