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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Niagara Falls Man Sentenced On Drug Charges

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Louis J. Carr, 42, of Niagara Falls, NY, who was convicted of distribution of hydrocodone, was sentenced to two years probation by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant was employed as a front desk administrator at a local dental practice. Between March and September 2014, Carr forged approximately 75 prescriptions for hydrocodone. The defendant created, printed, and then deleted the prescriptions from the office computer system. Carr used a stamp with the doctor’s signature to authorize the prescriptions. Subsequently, the defendant sold the forged prescriptions for $50-$60 to other individuals.    

The sentencing is the culmination of a joint investigation on the part of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division.

Updated June 29, 2015