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Boulder County Veterinarian Indicted for Fentanyl Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

DENVER – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces Lindsay Oklesh, 37, of Boulder County has been indicted by a federal grand jury for fraudulently obtaining fentanyl, which is a controlled substance.

According to the indictment, between March 10, 2020 and September 22, 2021, Oklesh, a doctor of veterinary medicine, utilized her Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number to purchase controlled substances from a distributor while misrepresenting that they were for the use of legitimate veterinary patients, rather than for her personal use.

Oklesh made her initial appearance before Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews on October 11, 2022.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Alyssa Mance.

The charges contained in the indictment are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Case Number: 22-cr-316


Deborah Takahara
Public Affairs Specialist

Updated October 12, 2022