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Charges Filed Against Northern California Physician For Unlawfully Dispensing Oxycodone

SAN FRANCISCO - Christopher Owens, a physician licensed to practice in California, was indicted on Tuesday with unlawfully prescribing oxycodone, announced U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge John J. Martin. The indictment alleges that between September of 2012 and June of 2015, Owens, 50, now of Indianapolis, IN, intended to act outside the course of usual professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose when he prescribed oxycodone on numerous occasions. In sum, Owens is charged with 36 counts of distributing oxycodone, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C).


Action Details

  • Date:July 13, 2017
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions