PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh dentist is being charged with distributing drugs outside of his professional practice.READ MORE: Allegheny County's 911 Call Center Losing Dispatchers Who Feel Overworked
Forty-five-year-old Daniel Garner, who practiced in Pittsburgh, is accused of distributing hydrocodone and/or oxycodone on almost 200 occasions between November 2012 and June 2015.
Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced Thursday that Garner had been indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple charges.READ MORE: Last-Second Shot From Virginia's Jayden Gardner Sinks Pitt
The indictment also alleges that Garner intentionally used and maintained his dental office for the purpose of unlawfully distributing controlled substances.
Garner is also accused of committing health care fraud between February 2010 and August 2015 and omitting material information from an application for a Drug Enforcement Agency registration number in 2016.MORE NEWS: Know The Score: December 3, 2021
The DEA and the FBI conducted the investigation that led to Garner’s prosecution.