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How a Doctor was Arrested for Trading Oxycodone for Sex

doctor-arrested-prescription-pill-offense_180x120Doctors who get caught and arrested for trafficking prescription pills are often caught due to witnesses or discrepancies in the prescriptions they assign, or even when pharmacies report suspicious activity by patients who come in for a large amount of pills. A doctor from Palm Beach Gardens  was caught because of attempting to trade pills for sex.

The Scene of the Crime

The following article can be found in WPTV News:

A Palm Beach Gardens doctor had his license suspended after his April 28 arrest on charges of trading pain pills for sex, state health officials said Thursday.

Dr. Scott Oster was arrested at a hotel on April 28 after he wrote prescriptions for an oxycodone drug to a woman he had arranged to meet for sex, the Department of Health said in a suspension order. One of three women at the hotel was a police informant. Court records show Oster pleaded not guilty to two illegal drug charges.

In an unrelated case, a Lake Worth pharmacist’s license was suspended after his May 25 arrest on a charge of having pain pills without a prescription, health officials said.

The Express RX pharmacy owned by the pharmacist’s family was shut down after he was arrested.

Joseph Brown told police at his arrest that he had taken the pills from his pharmacy, the state order said. He has pleaded not guilty to an illegal drug charge. The store was shut down because Brown is not available to run it, and police found that an employee possessed some of about 1,800 pain pills missing from the store, the state order said.

Trafficking Criminal Defense

Many Oxycodone offense cases involve false allegations. The police may notice the medication during a routine traffic stop and charge you with possession. If the amount of Oxycodone is over four grams, the police can charge you with drug trafficking. However, neither of these are valid allegations if you have a prescription for the medication or the pills were left over from a former prescription. If you have a prescription, having possession of the drugs is legal.
If you have ever been charged with possession or trafficking of Oxycodone or other prescription medication, you need a criminal defense lawyer on your side right away. A criminal defense lawyer is the only experienced person that can help you.

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