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Manitowoc Doctor Indicted On Drug Trafficking Charges

(ABC 2 June 23) A federal grand jury returned an indictment with 19 counts of drug trafficking against Dr. Charles Szyman who “knowingly and unlawfully distributed a controlled substance outside of his professional practice, and not for legitimate medical purpose.”  The undercover DEA agents, posing as patients, said they would tell the doctor they were not in pain, but would still leave with prescriptions for Percocet and Oxycodone. Each of the 19 charges stems from a single appointment from 2012 to 2015. At one of those appointments, a patient walked out the door with prescriptions for nearly 4,000 pills.  READ MORE