Columbia doctor faces indictment for illegal opioid, benzodiazepine distribution

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COLUMBIA –– A New Hampshire doctor has been indicted on 12 counts of unlawful distribution of opioids and benzodiazepines, according to U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young.

Robert G. Soucy Jr., D.O., 70, of Columbia, made his initial appearance in federal court today following the announcement of the charges.

Court documents reveal that Soucy is accused of distributing controlled substances including fentanyl, oxycodone, hydromorphone, methadone, lorazepam, and diazepam outside the scope of professional practice, and without a legitimate medical reason.

Soucy, who recently surrendered his Drug Enforcement Administration registration and did not renew his medical license, is no longer permitted to prescribe controlled substances.

If found guilty, he could face up to 20 years in prison for each count.

The investigation was led by the New England Prescription Opioid (NEPO) Strike Force, a collaborative law enforcement effort focusing on health care fraud and illegal distribution of prescription opioids and other controlled substances in the New England region.

The charges against Soucy are currently allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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