Doctor Sentenced to Federal Prison in Oxycodone Distribution Case
MAY 14 – (TAMPA, FL) – Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, and Robert E. O'Neill, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, announced that U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore sentenced Dr. Sanjeev Grover, 49, Lutz, Florida, to five years in federal prison for dispensing and distributing Oxycodone pills outside the professional scope of professional practice. Dr. Grover pled guilty on February 14, 2012.
According to court documents, between April and June 2011, Dr. Grover sold prescriptions for Oxycodone pills to a confidential informant and to an undercover agent on five separate occasions. Dr. Grover met a confidential informant twice in a Burger King parking lot in Lutz, Florida. The first sale involved four separate prescriptions, each for 60 of the 80 milligram pills. The second sale included eight prescriptions, each for 180 of the 30 milligram pills. On two other occasions, Dr. Grover met with a confidential informant and an undercover agent in a business center parking lot in Palm Harbor, Florida. During the first meeting, he sold six prescriptions. Four of the prescriptions were for 180 of the 30-milligram pills and the other two for 180 of the 15 milligram pills. During the second meeting, he sold them 12 separate prescriptions, each for 180 of the 30-milligram pills. On the fifth occasion, Dr. Grover sold six prescriptions to an undercover agent in a Walgreens parking lot in Palm Harbor. Each prescription was for 180 of the 15-milligram pills.
As a result of his conviction, Dr. Grover was ordered to relinquish his medical license with the State of Florida and his DEA registration number.
The case was investigated by the DEA, the Temple Terrace Police Department, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Department of Health.