Yuba City physician indicted for illegal prescription practice

Jan 30, 2014 6:53 PM

A federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment today against Nicholas J. Capos Jr., 63, of Granite Bay, he has been charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute, dispense, and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone, and five counts of illegal distribution and dispensation of oxycodone, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to a Department of Justice press release, he is also charged with the distribution and dispensation of oxycodone outside the usual course of professional medical practice and without legitimate medical purposes. The indictment alleges that he illegally dispensed 1,590 30-milligram oxycodone pills during the summer of 2012.

The case was investigated by the DEA, the California Medical Board and the California Attorney General’s Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse.

If Capos is convicted he faces up to 20 years in prison.


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