Federal grand jury indicts Warr Acres doctor on opioid, identity theft charges
Ponca City Now - September 20, 2019 9:42 am
OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal grand jury has charged David Quy, D.O., 62, an Oklahoma City resident who practiced medicine in Warr Acres, with dispensing opioids illegally and identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.
According to the indictment, Quy saw patients at Family Medicine Center, 5500 N.W. Expressway, in Warr Acres. It is alleged that from November 2014 until May 8, 2019, he conspired to dispense Schedule II prescription opioids, including Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, outside the usual course of professional medical practice and without legitimate medical purpose when he wrote prescriptions for certain of his employees and then directed those employees to fill the prescriptions and bring the pills back to him. He is also charged with 55 counts of illegally dispensing Schedule II opioids on specific dates from November 2014 to April 2019.
In two separate counts, he is charged with identity theft based on allegations that he wrote prescriptions for Hydrocodone-Homatropine Syrup, a Schedule II opioid, in the names of minor children of employees when he intended that those prescriptions be used by someone else.
On May 14, 2019, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs issued an emergency suspension of Quy’s license to prescribe controlled substances.
If found guilty of conspiracy or any of the 55 substantive counts of dispensing opioids illegally, Quy faces up to 20 years in prison, not less than three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $1 million. If found guilty of identity theft, he could be imprisoned up to five years, serve an additional three years on supervised release, and be subject to a $250,000 fine.
This case is a result of an investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott E. Williams is prosecuting the case.
The public is reminded that these charges are merely allegations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.