2 North Texas Doctors, 1 Nurse Sentenced For Federal Drug Trafficking Violations

PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Two doctors and a nurse from Plano were sentenced to federal prison for the illegal distribution of opioids and other pharmaceutical controlled substances.

Howard Gregg Diamond, 58, of Sherman, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and 10 years in prison for health care fraud.

Howard Gregg Diamond

According to information presented in court, beginning in 2010, Diamond wrote prescriptions for hydrocodone, oxymorphone, methadone, fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone, alprazolam, and zolpidem, from his pain management medical offices in Sherman and Paris, Texas without a legitimate medical purpose.

Specifically, on July 15, 2014, Diamond distributed or dispensed morphine, oxycodone, alprazolam and zolpidem to someone that resulted in that individual’s death on July…

Original published: 2019-05-09 16:32:22 Read the full Dallas News here


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