We’ve seen numerous stories about doctors profiting off of America’s obsession with opiates and other narcotics. Now we’re seeing how a doctor himself is now accused of faking prescriptions for his own use.
According to the Orange County Register, a local doctor will head to court today, where he is scheduled to be arraigned on 14 felony charges of writing amphetamine prescriptions for a girlfriend and a former girlfriend so he could use the drugs himself.
Dr. Bryan Swan, seen in this much shot released by the OC D.A.’s office, had a practice in Anaheim.
Swan’s attorney, Dyke Huish, told City News Service that Swan has a “personal Adderall problem” and has voluntarily put his medical license on temporary suspension as he seeks treatment for his addiction.
The DA’s press release says that Swan fraudulently wrote Adderall and amphetamine prescriptions for a girlfriend and ex-girlfriend with the intention of using the drugs himself.
If convicted on all counts, Swan faces a maximum sentence of 11 years and eight months in state prison.
Jane Doe #1
Six months prior to October 2011, the defendant and his then-live-in girlfriend, Jane Doe #1, split up and the victim moved out. After the couple ended their relationship, Swan is accused of writing 22 Adderall prescriptions for Jane Doe #1 without her knowledge. On five occasions between July 14, 2011, and Oct. 13, 2011, the defendant is accused of going to Sav-on and Target pharmacies to obtain Adderall prescriptions in Jane Doe #1’s name, which he had written.
On Oct. 13, 2011, Swan is accused of attempting to obtain a prescription in Jane Doe #1’s name at a Target pharmacy, but the prescription was denied by the victim’s insurance. The pharmacist contacted Jane Doe #1, who had no knowledge of and had not consented to the prescription. When confronted by the pharmacist, Swan is accused of presenting Jane Doe #1’s stolen driver’s license and then fleeing the scene.
The Irvine Police Department (IPD) investigated this case and learned of a second victim in the course of the investigation.
Jane Doe #2
Swan is accused of beginning to date Jane Doe #2 in September 2011 and she later moved in with the defendant. Between October 2011 and January 2012, Swan is accused of writing nine prescriptions for Jane Doe #2 including Adderall, amphetamine salts, and Vyvanse. Jane Doe #2 used some of the prescriptions, but Swan is accused of prescribing more than Jane Doe #2 would use in order to have extra for himself.
IPD investigated this case. Deputy District Attorney Sayge Castillo is prosecuting this case.