Jefferson County Dentist Charged With Illegal Distribution Of Controlled Substances

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Jefferson County, Kentucky, dentist was charged this week by federal Information with the illegal distribution of controlled substances announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

According to the one-count federal Information, Rodney B. Fultz, 63, aided and abetted by a person known to the Grand Jury, caused Schedule III controlled substances to be dispensed and distributed, outside the course of professional medical practice, by allowing D.C.K. to use his DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) registration number to issue prescriptions for hydrocodone.

The alleged violations by Fultz occurred between January 20, 2012, and November 5, 2012, in Jefferson County.

If convicted at trial, Fultz would face no more than 10 years in prison, a fine of $500,000 and up to a three year period of supervised release.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser and is being investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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