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Doctor Sentenced To 5 Years In Federal Prison In Oxycodone Distribution Case

May 15, 2012

Tampa, FL - U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore yesterday sentenced Dr. Sanjeev Grover (49, Lutz) to five years in federal prison for dispensing and distributing Oxycodone pills outside the professional scope of professional practice. He pled guilty on February 14, 2012.

According to court documents, Dr. Grover sold prescriptions for Oxycodone pills to a confidential informant and to an undercover agent on five occasions, between April and June 2011. Dr. Grover met the confidential informant twice in a Burger King parking lot in Lutz, Florida. The first sale involved four separate prescriptions, each for 60 eighty-milligram pills. The second sale included eight prescriptions, each for 180 thirty-milligram pills. On two other occasions, Dr. Grover met with the confidential informant and the undercover agent in a business center parking lot in Palm Harbor, Florida. During the first meeting, he sold six prescriptions. Four of the prescriptions were for 180 thirty-milligram pills and the other two for 180 fifteen-milligram pills. During the second meeting, he sold them twelve separate prescriptions, each for 180 thirty-milligram pills. On the fifth occasion, Dr. Grover sold six prescriptions to the undercover agent in a Walgreens parking lot in Palm Harbor. Each prescription was for 180 thirty-milligram pills.

As a result of his conviction, Dr. Grover was ordered to relinquish his medical license with the State of Florida and his DEA registration number.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Temple Terrace Police Department, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Department of Health. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez.









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