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Clay County Doctor Indicted for Distributing Controlled Substances Resulting in the Death of a Patient

A.D. Wright, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division; A. Lee Bentley, III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, and James D . Robnett?, Special Agent in Charge, Tampa Field Office, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Dr. Russell Sachs (56, Green Cove Springs) with four counts of dispensing and distributing, and causing to be dispensed and distributed, certain Schedule II and IV controlled substances to patients that were outside the usual course of professional practice and for no legitimate medical purpose. Count one also charges Sachs with dispensing controlled substances that resulted in the death of a patient. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum of 20 years, up to life, in federal prison on count one and up to 20 years’ imprisonment on each of the remaining three counts in the indictment.

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