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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Physician Sentenced for Illegally Distributing Oxycodone

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, has been sentenced in federal court to 5 years of probation, to include eightmonths of home detention, 250 hours community service and fined $50,000 on his conviction of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of Oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence yesterday on Dr. Alan Barnett, 69, of Pittsburgh.

According to information presented to the court, Dr. Barnett, a medical doctor, illegally distributed Oxycodone, a controlled substance. On December 1, 2015, Dr. Barnett was interviewed by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Federal Bureau of Investigation and surrendered his Drug Enforcement Administration License.

Assistant United States AttorneyRobert S. Cessar prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney Song commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Barnett.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 12, 2017