Spinoff Arrest From Dr. DeHart:
Harrisville Man Allegedly Sold Prescription
5/24/05 - A Harrisville man is accused of selling prescription narcotics that were
allegedly over-prescribed by Gouverneur physician Dr. Gail DeHart.
Dr. DeHart and her assistant were arrested last week for illegal sale of
prescription drugs. Authorities say the doctor prescribed tens of thousands of
doses of drugs that made their way to recreational use. Medicaid was allegedly
billed for the prescriptions.
Now Gouverneur Police have arrested Larry L. Ames, 44, of Harrisville. They
say their investigation revealed that the drugs he was selling were
prescribed substances far in excess of his needs made by Dr. DeHart and one other
unidentified local physician.
Police say they found a large amount of OxyContin, Percocet and Endodan in
Ames allegedly distributed the OxyContin to an area resident, leading to a
charge of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree.
Ames was arraigned and sent to St. Lawrence County Jail in lieu of $10,000
bail or $20,000 bond.
At the time of the DeHart arrest, State Police and District Attorney Gary
Miles described what they called a North Country epidemic of prescription drugs
being diverted to recreational use.
They said young teenagers were the most prevalent users of the illicitly
Doctor arrested for illegally providing drugs
May 21, 2005
GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. - A northern New York doctor and her assistant were arrested yesterday on allegations they dispensed prescription drugs to addicts like they were M-and-Ms.
Doctor Gail DeHart and Joan Kingdon were each charged with felony third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. The arrests came after a day-long search of Dehart's home, where she has a private practice.
District Attorney Gary Miles says the charges stem from a two-year investigation into the illegal distribution of prescription drugs by health care professionals.
Miles tells the Watertown Daily Times that DeHart prescribed large amounts of painkillers like OxyContin and HydroCodone.