Jupiter dentist faces drug trafficking, fraud charges

A 67-year-old Jupiter dentist is facing a list of drug charges after officers say he wrote fake prescriptions under his patients’ names but filled them at pharmacies for himself.

A 67-year-old Jupiter dentist is facing a list of drug charges after officers say he wrote fake prescriptions under his patients’ names but filled them at pharmacies for himself.

Christopher Petterson faces drug trafficking and fraud charges.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to Petterson’s alleged scheme Dec. 13 when the office manager of a dental spa where he used to practice got a call from a Walgreen’s pharmacist about a prescription he wrote for a patient that contained two conflicting drugs.

The probable cause affidavit says the pharmacist gave the office manager the patient’s name, but the manager could not locate a file for the patient. The manager also found it odd that Petterson had written the prescription although he had not practiced at the Jupiter office in months and he was about to retire. She called another office in Lake Worth, but they said Petterson had not practiced there in months, either.

Read the rest of the article on The Palm Beach Post.

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