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Ohio Doctor Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Distribution of Opioids

An Ohio physician who owned a Dayton-area medical practice pleaded guilty today for illegally distributing opioids. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney David DeVillers of the Southern District of Ohio, Special Agent in Charge Keith Martin of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Detroit Division, Special Agent in Charge Lamont Pugh III of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General's (HHS-OIG) Chicago Regional Office and Special Agent in Charge William C. Hoffman of the FBI's Cincinnati Field Office made the announcement. Morris Brown, M.D. 75, of Dayton, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful distribution of controlled substances before U.S. District Judge Walter Rice of the Southern District of Ohio. Brown is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Rice on May 8.


Action Details

  • Date:February 21, 2020
  • Agency:Department of Justice
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions