News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2009

Doctor Indicted for Selling Prescription Drugs

DEC 01 -- Dr. Ronald Brown was charged today by Indictment on charges that between January 2008 and July 2009, he had been illegally selling prescriptions for controlled substances, primarily oxycodone‑based Schedule II drugs, from his office near an elementary school, announced United States Attorney Michael L. Levy.

INFORMATION REGARDING THE DEFENDANTS

NAME

ADDRESS

AGE OR YEAR OF BIRTH

RONALD BROWN, M.D.

PHILADELPHIA

60

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 90 years imprisonment, a mandatory minimum of 1 year imprisonment, a mandatory minimum of 12 years of supervised release up to a lifetime of supervised release, a $6,000,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment. Full restitution and forfeiture also may be ordered.

The case was investigated by the FBI, DEA, HHS-OIG and U.S. Postal Inspection Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Pamela Foa.

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