Louisiana physician pleads guilty to prescription fraud

Former Louisiana physician Jeffrey Evans pleaded guilty March 22 to one count of prescription drug fraud, according to a report from ABC affiliate KTBS. Mr. Evans previously treated patients while with DeSoto Regional Health System in Mansfield.

Mr. Evans was indicted Oct. 26 alongside nurse Debra Craig for allegedly conspiring with other people to obtain Schedule II controlled substances hydrocodone and Adderall by fraud from Jan. 2, 2014, to March 9, 2022.

Mr. Evans pleaded guilty to count 16 of a 20-count indictment, which was distribution of 180 units of hydrocodone-acetaminophen in 2018, the report said. His sentencing is scheduled for July 12.

Both Mr. Evans and Ms. Craig had to forfeit their medical licenses.

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