Delhi doctor sentenced to 6 months in prison for issuing illegal prescriptions
MONROE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Delhi doctor was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison for issuing prescriptions for opiates to those without following proper procedures.
Dan J. LeFleur, 64, of Delhi, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. on one count of possession with intent to distribute Suboxone. He was also sentenced to two years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine. According to the August 16, 2016 guilty plea, LeFleur issued illegal prescriptions from October 2012 until February 2013. Several sources sent complaints to law enforcement agents that LeFleur, who is a medical doctor, was prescribing medications without following proper protocols. One of the main medications prescribed was Suboxone, which is used for opiate addiction. LeFleur issued the prescriptions from his personal residence in Delhi; from the Louisiana Health Center in Rayville, and from his Suboxone Clinic in Rayville, La.
The DEA and the Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney James G. Cowles Jr. prosecuted the case.