Dr. Raymond Michael Moore of Wise Charged with Obtaining Drugs Fraudently

According to a Press Release from the U.S. Attorney Thomas T. Cullen and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, Dr. Raymond Michael Moore, age 61 of Wise County, and a doctor in Norton has recently been charged with obtaining drugs fraudently amid other related crimes.
Moore is charged in a federal criminal complaint with obtaining Schedule II and Schedule IV substance by with fraud or misrepresentation, failing to maintain proper record for Schedule II and Schedule IV controlled substances and for making false statements.
According to court documents, Moore is accused of fraudulently acquiring and possessing hydrocodone tablets, oxycodone-acetaminophen tablets, fentanyl transdermal system, meperidine tablets, lorazepam tablets, tramadol, diazepam, alprazolam and failing to maintain the necessary required records.
Officials executed search warrant at both Moore's home and medical offices and discovered many of the same Schedule II and IV drugs at his home. Authorities allege that Moore was unlawfully prescribing Schedule II and Schedule IV medication to his patients and then keeping the drugs for his own use.
The Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force was responsible for bringing the case about and the matter was investigated by the Roanoke office of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Tactical Diversion Squad. The case will be prosecuted by Special Assistant US Attorney Suzanne Kerney-Quillen, a Virginia Assistant Attorney General who is assigned to the Major Crimes and Emerging Threats Unit.

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