A Colorado Springs doctor has been arrested for allegedly selling narcotics and ecstasy.
Peter W.S. Grigg, 48, was arrested by Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration after a federal grand jury in Denver returned an eight count indictment charging him with illegally distributing drugs.
Grigg worked as anesthesiologist at Memorial Hospital, as well as other Memorial Health System facilities.
Grigg allegedly illegally distributed over 15,800 milligrams of Oxycodone. The indictment also alleges that Grigg illegally dispensed over 1600 micrograms of Fentanyl, a powerful pain killer, as well as Ecstasy.
“Doctors have a responsibility to distribute drugs for medical purposes,” said U.S. Attorney Troy Eid. “When they ignore their responsibility, they face criminal charges and a prison term.”
“As law enforcement officials, it would be a travesty to allow this violation of the public trust to continue,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey Sweetin.
If convicted, Grigg faces not more than 5 years in federal prison, and up to a $250,000 fine, for each of the eight counts contained in the indictment.
The government has requested that Grigg be detained. He is scheduled to have a detention and arraignment hearing on Wednesday, January 14 10:30 a.m.
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