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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 25, 2016

Jefferson County, Kentucky, Dentist Charged With Illegal Distribution Of Controlled Substances

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Jefferson County, Kentucky, dentist was charged by federal Information today with the illegal distribution of controlled substances announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

According to the one-count federal Information, Rodney B. Fultz, 63, aided and abetted by a person known to the Grand Jury, caused Schedule III controlled substances to be dispensed and distributed, outside the course of professional medical practice, by allowing D.C.K. to use his DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) registration number to issue prescriptions for hydrocodone.

The alleged violations by Fultz occurred between January 20, 2012, and November 5, 2012, in Jefferson County.

If convicted at trial, Fultz would face no more than 10 years in prison, a fine of $500,000 and up to a three year period of supervised release.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser and is being investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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The indictment of a person by a Federal Information is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 25, 2016