Johnstown Doctor Charged with Illegally Distributing Narcotics
JOHNSTOWN, PA—A Johnstown physician has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on charges of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The 136-count indictment, returned on May 6 and unsealed today, named Dr. Glenn Davis, 61.
According to the indictment presented to the court, from August of 2011 to February 2013, Dr. Davis prescribed and distributed thousands of Schedule II controlled substances (i.e., oxycodone, morphine, OxyContin, methadone, fentanyl patches, dilaudids, opanas) outside the usual course of professional practice.
The law provides for a maximum sentence, at each of the 136 counts, of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1,000,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie L. Haines is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General, the Cambria County Drug Task Force, and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Davis.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.