TULSA — A federal grand jury has indicted a Tulsa doctor and his two employees for conspiring to illegally distribute prescription opioids to patients.
U.S. Attorney Trent Shores says agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested the trio this morning.
66-year-old Dr. Christopher V. Moses, 49-year-old Melisa D. Million and 54-year-old Kay Speir are charged with drug conspiracy and aiding and abetting each other to distribute Oxycodone, Fentanyl, Carisoprodol, Clonazepam, Morphine Sulfate, Hydrocodone, and Tramadol.
In court filings, the U.S. alleged that three patients died as a result from opioids prescribed by Dr. Moses.
Court filings state the defendants distributed the prescriptions from January 2010 to January 2018 at the Southside Medical Clinic in Tulsa.
“The opioid epidemic has taken a deadly toll on communities across our nation, including here in Oklahoma. As alleged in the indictment, Dr. Moses and his co-conspirators operated a ‘pill mill’ through which they distributed highly addictive opioids without a medical purpose,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “In fact, the United States has sought detention for Dr. Moses in this case because, in part, we believe he presents a danger to our community here in Northern Oklahoma where his alleged illegal prescribing actions resulted in three people dying from opioid-related overdoses. Make no mistake, my office will vigorously prosecute unscrupulous doctors and their cohorts who enrich themselves by illegally distributing opioids.”
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