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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Delaware County Physician to Pay $100,000 to Resolve Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention Act Allegations Related to Prescribing Controlled Substances

TULSA, Okla.—A Jay, Oklahoma, physician, Dr. Darrell R. Mease, entered into a settlement agreement to pay $100,000 to resolve civil allegations that he violated the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 1970, announced United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. of the Northern District of Oklahoma. The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 1970, regulates the manufacture and distribution of controlled substances.

According to the settlement agreement, from September 2010 to September 2015, Dr. Mease would pre-sign prescription pads and allowed his employees and his wife to prescribe phentermine and other controlled substances for patients without conducting a medical examination. Furthermore, Dr. Mease prescribed controlled substances for his wife who was not his patient.

If you are aware of any illegal prescription drug sales and distribution, contact the Drug Enforcement Administration at 1-877-792-2873.

This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Marianne Hardcastle. The claims asserted by the government are allegations only, and there has not been any determination of liability.

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Updated September 6, 2016