Dentist in Ulster County, NY Pleads Guilty to Illegally Acquiring Oxycontin
Some people really don't like going to the dentist to begin with. However, one local dentist is in some hot water and it's not over a botched root canal. This dentist from Ulster County, NY could face up to 4 years in prison and face fines up to $250,000 dollars, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Now, by pleading guilty, this particular dentist won't ever be practicing dentistry here in New York state ever again.
The United States Attorney's Office said in a press release that the 63-year-old woman from Stone Ridge admitted to fraudulently submitting a prescription for oxycodone for one of her dentistry patients using that patient’s name and date of birth. But this wacky dentist wasn't really writing this prescription for the patient. According to officials, it was for her. Sources say the crime happened in December 2019, though the details were released Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
The Attorney's Office said that the dentist picked up the oxycodone from a pharmacy in Woodstock. Sentencing is on August 25.
In More Strange Drug Related News
How is this possible?
A New York state woman with quite an appetite told deputies that she swallowed not only drugs but drug paraphernalia prior to her arrest. Suspects have been known to ingest drugs in an attempt to hide evidence, though they run the risk of overdose and even death by doing so. What this woman told officials is almost unbelievable.
The Erie County Sheriff's Office says the woman was in custody in early March when she told officials she had swallowed all the goods. And by goods, we talking about 10 baggies of heroin, an 8-ball of crack cocaine, a lighter, and a glass pipe before her arrest on March 8. But it gets worse. This woman with the iron constitution says she threw up the items two days later, but somehow reinjected them all not long after that. Are we following all of this?
WGRZ says that the woman was taken to the Erie County Medical Center for a medical procedure to get the items out of her system. The Sheriff's office is still investigating and charges are pending.