EDGEWOOD (KDKA) — Sources confirm the State Board of Dentistry is in fact investigating the latest charges against Dr. Monteleone, the Edgewood dentist accused of doing drugs in his car.
However, KDKA’s Marty Griffin has confirmed at this point his license has not been suspended, so he can practice as a dentist right now anywhere in Pennsylvania.
He is not working at Katsur Dental & Orthodontics anymore.
“There is no evidence of cocaine possession, usage or impairment which indicates and is very important for Dr. Monteleone for everyone to know that there was no conduct which would have compromised any patient care with regard to this matter,” Bob Del Greco, Monteleone’s attorney, said.
Dr. Monteleone was arrested a week ago behind his dental office on drug charges. Found in his car that day – a Xanax pill and a small amount of marijuana.
He is accused by police of using cocaine and then going back into his practice and working on patients.
Monteleone has a 15-year plus history of drug charges, rehabilitation, state license violations and guilty pleas for both drugs and tax evasion.
The new charges will have to wait.
“We’re [going to] postpone it for 30 days to have Dr. Monteleone evaluated,” Del Greco said. “We think the evaluation will go well and then we’ll agree on a disposition after that.”
Monteleone’s attorney says he has never seen so much interest in a man arrested with a tiny amount of marijuana and one Xanax pill.
Monteleone’s attorney says from what he knows, Monteleone has not used cocaine since 2006.