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Grass Valley, Yuba City physician accused of illegally distributing prescription drug

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 - 6:12 pm

A physician with practices in Grass Valley and Yuba City is accused of illegally distributing and dispensing the prescription drug oxycodone.

The six-count indictment returned today by a federal grand jury in Sacramento charges Nicholas J. Capos Jr., 63, of Granite Bay, with one count of conspiracy to distribute, dipense and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone, and five counts of illegal distribution and dispensation of oxycodone, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.

Court documents allege that Capos participated in a conspiracy to distribute the drug. He is also charged with distributing and dispensing oxycodone outside the usual course of professional medical practice and without legitimate medical purposes. The indictment alleges that he illegally dispensed 1,590 30-milligram oxycodone pills in the summer of 2012.

The case resulted from an investigation by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the California Medical Board and the California Attorney General’s Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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