Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ohio Doctor Faces Multiple Drug Charges

Dr. Shannon L. Swanson

(Jefferson, Ohio) A 44-year-old local doctor, Dr. Shannon L. Swanson, has been indicted on multiple drug trafficking charges.
The case was dismissed earlier this month so it could be brought back to the grand jury to include additional charges, said Ashtabula County Prosecutor Nick Iarocci.

In April, Swanson pleaded not guilty to the original 26 counts. She has yet to enter a plea to the new set of charges.[…]

Iarocci said the 52 charges go hand-in-hand. There were allegedly 26 “transactions” in which Swanson is accused of prescribing controlled substances to friends and coworkers who were not her patients, and not for legitimate medical purposes, according to the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.
Swanson was terminated from her position at St. Joseph’s Andover Medical Center.

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