Orange County Physician Charged with 24 Felonies
Irvine police say Orange County physician, Brian Swan, 42 allegedly wrote prescriptions for amphetamines and other pills for a girlfriend and an ex-girlfriend with the intention of using the drugs himself. He is charged with burglary and forging prescriptions.
Authorities say Dr. Swan used his ex's name at several pharmacies to get the prescriptions filled. When the insurance company denied the order, the pharmacist confronted Dr. Swan who immediately fled the pharmacy. The pharmacist contacted Irvine Police Department who investigated.
During the investigation, police detective learned the ex had no knowledge of the prescriptions and denied any need. Upon further investigation the officers learned Dr. Swan had also used the name of his current girlfriend to get the same prescriptions. However, the current girlfriend admitted getting the prescriptions but stated they both used the pills.
The California Medical Board has placed a suspension on Dr. Swan's license preventing him from practicing medicine. In the criminal case, Dr. Swan faces a maximum sentence of 11 years and eight months in state prison if convicted of all counts.
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