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Local Doctor Indicted for Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance

A local doctor was indicted on twelve (12) counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance. The doctor, who was known for his support of medical marijuana, was arrested for prescribing large quantities of Hydrocodone and Oxycodone to patients who did not have a medical need for the drugs.

Hydrocodone and Oxycodone are known to be highly addictive pain killers. Hydrocodone and Oxycodone are both narcotics and are considered opioids. They are very similar drugs, but Oxycodone is somewhat stronger than Hydrocodone. Another opioid narcotic is Heroin. For recreational users, the 'high' associated with Oxycodone is very similar to the 'high' they get from Heroin. Consequently, many Oxycodone users end up switching their drug of choice to Heroin, which is considered stronger and cheaper.

If you or someone you know is charged with a drug offense involving the Use, Possession, Sale or Trafficking of a Controlled Substance including, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone or Heroin, or if you are charged with a crime which was the result of drug abuse, contact a Las Vegas Drug Crimes Lawyer right away. An experienced Las Vegas Drug Crimes Attorney can help you analyze the facts of your case, identify appropriate defenses, determine if you are eligible for diversion programs and develop the most aggressive defense strategy possible.