Anesthesiologist sentenced for illegally prescribing opioids 

Former Victorville, Calif.-based anesthesiologist Wendell Mark Street, MD, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for illegally prescribing and distributing oxycodone to buyers. 

On Aug. 1, 2013, Dr. Street sold two prescriptions to a confidential informant and an undercover investigator with the California Medical Board, according to a Sept. 19 news release from the U.S. Justice Department. 

From November 2012 to November 2013, he allegedly prescribed 7,769 prescriptions for narcotics, including 437,000 doses of oxycodone. 

He pleaded guilty in August 2019 to two counts of knowingly and intentionally prescribing and distributing oxycodone to patients without a legitimate medical purpose. 

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