Casper Doctor Charged With Oxycodone Conspiracy: Don’t Call Me A ‘Drug Dealer’
You can call him Shakeel Kahn.
You could call him doctor when you'd pay him $500 to write a prescription of oxycodone and you could do what you wanted with the pills.
But don't call him "drug dealer," or else he'd see you in court.
Kahn and his wife Lyn were arrested on Wednesday and each were charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone on Friday. If convicted, they face up to 20 years imprisonment. They are free on bond.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration began its investigation in April after the Wyoming Board of Pharmacy noticed Kahn appeared to be prescribing large amounts of oxycodone, a pain medication that can be highly addictive, according to court records. Customers would pay Kahn $500 for prescriptions such as a bottle of 300 30-milligram tablets, which could have a street value of about $9,000.
Meanwhile, his medical licenses were suspended in Arizona and Wyoming.
During the course if the investigation, DEA agents found numerous documents about his business.
One of those documents was a "Drug Addiction Statement" Kahn required his patients to sign:
"'Dr. Shakeel A. Kahn is not now and has never been a "drug dealer." Any statement to that effect made by me or by others known to me in the past, present or in the future are complete falsehoods and actionable as slander. I unequivocally deny any such statements made to that effect and they should be considered to be lies.'"
The statement also had a stern warning for those who had the audacity to call him a "drug dealer": "'Finally, by signing this release I agree to pay Shakeel A. Kahn, its officers and agents $100,000.00 USD for each and every action, investigation, complaint or other legal or administrative proceeding whether civil or criminal however commenced against any of Shakeel A. Kahn, its officers or agents by or at the behest or as a direct and/or indirect result of any action attributable in any manner whatsoever to me.'"
The DEA agent who found this document thought it was rather strange:
"Based on your Affiant's training and experience, it is not usual medical practice to require patients to sign a document that makes the patient liable for complaints against a medical practitioner," the agent wrote.