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United States v. Patrick Titus


United States v. Patrick Titus
Court Docket Number: 1:18-CR-45 (D. Delaware)

Court Assigned: This case is assigned to Judge Richard G. Andrews, U.S. Courthouse, 844 North King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. 

Latest Update: A resentencing hearing for defendant Titus has been set for March 13, 2024 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 6A before Judge Richard G. Andrews.

On March 1, 2022, defendant Titus was sentenced to 240 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. In addition, Titus was ordered to pay a special assessment of $1,400 ($100 per count).

On July 21, 2021, defendant Titus was found guilty of 13 counts of unlawful distribution and dispensing of controlled substances and one count of maintaining a drug involved premises.

Criminal Charges:  On June 21, 2018, Patrick Titus, a medical doctor formerly licensed by the State of Delaware, was indicted on charges of unlawful distribution and dispensing of controlled substances and maintaining a drug-involved premises, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841 and 856(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2. The indictment alleged that Titus unlawfully distributed and dispensed controlled substances on fourteen separate occasions to various individuals.  It also alleged that between 2012 and 2014, Titus maintained a place known as Lighthouse Internal Medicine that was used for the purpose of distributing Schedule II controlled substances outside of the usual course of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose.

For more information about the charges and conviction, please see below:


Press Release – July 22, 2021

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Updated November 2, 2023