MCG resident faces drug charge

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A Medical College of Georgia resident was arrested on drug charges Thursday after police said he was suspected of writing multiple prescriptions for himself using the names of his wife and her mother.

Anthonie Wesly Lopez, 34, of the 1000 block of Alexander Drive, is charged with three counts of unlawfully dispensing a controlled substance, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s report.

Surveillance video from Target on Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway shows Dr. Lopez, who practices gynecology, picking up prescriptions for oxycodone and percocet multiple times from the store’s pharmacy.

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themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 05/15/09 - 03:13 pm
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If he had only thought this

If he had only thought this thing out he may have gotten away with it. I guess it did look funny that his wife and mother in law were prescribed the same medications at the same time, and then he had the nerve to get the prescriptions filled at the same pharmacy!????multiple times??!! How did he get in med school?

Frank I
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Frank I 05/15/09 - 04:19 pm
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addicts don't think...

addicts don't think...

many666legion
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many666legion 05/15/09 - 04:27 pm
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Its a shame too many people

Its a shame too many people are abusing oxycotin and other prescription pain reliever drugs.We can't blame the border of Mexico drug traffickers for this problem unless they are a physician.

Purelaughs
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Purelaughs 05/15/09 - 04:38 pm
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Flush the rest of your life

Flush the rest of your life down the drain. Now you'll have to deal with all the debt from med school. Way to go!

aaa
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aaa 05/15/09 - 04:40 pm
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Sad. Get help. Get on with

Sad. Get help. Get on with your life.

double_standard
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double_standard 05/15/09 - 04:50 pm
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Painkiller addicts are called

Painkiller addicts are called real american heroes. Just look at Brett Farve and how he has been treated since he admitted to his addiction.

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triscuit 05/15/09 - 06:15 pm
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I think doctors are a little

I think doctors are a little to blame for over dispensing pain killers. I know of several instances where people have gone to the ER and get 25 pills for pain for stuff that is not that bad. (Yep, I know, why are they in the ER, but in the middle of the night for bad ear pain or that's where most folks go unfortunately.) My nephew got 25 strong pain pills for an ear infection and another person got the same for a tiny wound that got infected. Everyone's responsible for their actions, but why is so much high powered pain stuff prescribed now? This MCG guy...oh man, all that schooling and this will mess up his career.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/15/09 - 06:31 pm
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If you take 2 pills every

If you take 2 pills every four hours, that means 25 pills will last you two days. That's not very long.

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Debster 05/15/09 - 06:56 pm
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Yeah, but who really takes

Yeah, but who really takes pills around the clock for pain? I don't get up in the middle of the night to take pain medication if I need it. Over-prescribing is definitely out there. I have friends and neighbors who get pain meds for any minor ailment that they have. You ought to see their medicine cabinets ... what a shame!

Debster
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Debster 05/15/09 - 06:57 pm
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Meant to post ... I don't get

Meant to post ... I don't get up in the middle of the night to take pain medication UNLESS I need it.

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SIGHER 05/15/09 - 07:14 pm
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Wow, come on AC...Oxycodone

Wow, come on AC...Oxycodone is the same thing as Percocet only in generic name. Do a google search next time or buy a drug reference book at your local bookstore. Oxycodone is not the same thing as Oxycotin. But, I guess to an addict, it does not matter as long as it is a pain killer, right? This person was pretty stupid to go to the same store multiple times. Doctors and nurses are among those that get addicted. They have easy access. Maybe he was selling the meds to pay back his student loans.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/15/09 - 07:43 pm
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Smart people make dumb

Smart people make dumb crooks, the boy just ruined his families life over a stupid high.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/15/09 - 07:52 pm
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If you are in severe pain,

If you are in severe pain, the pain will wake you up in the middle of the night, or you won't be able to sleep except fitfully and in small stretches. I can tell you that from personal experience, and in fact, that is an indicator of the severity of an illness or injury. You are fortunate that you have never experienced that kind of pain.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 05/15/09 - 08:10 pm
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A person has to be desperate

A person has to be desperate to risk his education,his profession and his future to do this.. I assume he was taking the pills just for himself...Maybe there is a hospital program that can help him or is it too late?

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gnumbgnuts 05/15/09 - 08:10 pm
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I found out in the past year

I found out in the past year it's VERY difficult to get treatment for a family member with a prescription drug addiction. Even when he or she wants help. I had no idea.

imdstuf
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imdstuf 05/15/09 - 08:42 pm
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It is sad when intelligent

It is sad when intelligent people do not use their brains for good purposes. Then again, maybe "good" is subjective.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/15/09 - 08:50 pm
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If that SOB wants to kill

If that SOB wants to kill himself with drugs, good riddance. I just wonder, though, how many women he has misdiagnosed because he was high, and how many women have suffered or died because of his selfishness? How many babies have suffered or died because he was high?

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soldout 05/15/09 - 11:12 pm
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try EFT for pain instead of

try EFT for pain instead of meds

TechLover
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TechLover 05/16/09 - 09:15 am
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sold:Try waving a chicken

sold:Try waving a chicken foot over your body for pain. It would just as effective as EFT.

justus4
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justus4 05/16/09 - 09:44 am
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He will not be charged. His
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He will not be charged. His poor deicsion making will be overlooked and criminal behavior downplayed. He will go into counseling, his job opportunities explored and the legal system avoided. Nothing new here...

corgimom
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corgimom 05/16/09 - 10:10 am
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TechLover, you rock!

TechLover, you rock!

1941
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1941 05/16/09 - 10:14 am
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I had a complete hip

I had a complete hip replacement, and my docotor, would not give me oxycodone!

corgimom
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corgimom 05/16/09 - 10:26 am
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There are some people that

There are some people that should not take oxycodone, based on their previous medical history or current medical conditions, and that may have been the case with you, 1941.

me001968
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me001968 05/16/09 - 01:38 pm
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Sad that some are being

Sad that some are being sucked into painkillers so much that they are willing to risk it all. He has too much time and effort put into school to screw it all up. Oh well, best weed him out now before he overprescibes for someone and causes more injury.

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Asitisinaug 05/16/09 - 02:56 pm
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Justus4, once again you show

Justus4, once again you show us your ignorance. This will cost him a great deal, including his career which he has spent a great deal of money and time to acheive. He wasn't a dealer, simply a user and he like all users (black, white, male or female) are all given a second chance, as they should be with proper guidance and education, etc. You live such a sad life and do absolutely nothing the help your cause or your people. You defend low lifes and thugs, think all cops are bad, hate the legal system, never denounce those who kill, beat, rob, and sell death to all of our kids, both black and white. You sir are part of the problem in America and especially in your community.

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UncleBill 05/16/09 - 04:11 pm
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Abuse of prescription pain

Abuse of prescription pain medication is a plague in this country. He might be addicted and using it himself; or he could be selling it to make a little cold cash. Those drugs have street value, and since he could write his own prescription he doesn't have to pay for the doctor visit.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/16/09 - 05:45 pm
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Honest to God, I'm beginning

Honest to God, I'm beginning to think that someone on here could use some medication himself- the kind that helps paranoia, because his posts are getting more and more illogical and nonsensical. "He will not be charged" when he already WAS arrested and charged.

Son of God
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Son of God 05/16/09 - 10:39 pm
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May God bless this young man

May God bless this young man and his family. May he be FORGIVEN BY ALL as God has forgiven him. May God restore his career as he seek counseling and bless all of the haters who posted here ungodly. To those who are without sin, keep casting stones. Your day will surely come. There is still HOPE for this doctor and we pray that all goes well with his career. Yes, he has made a mistake but he is not dead and God will see him through. Remember that HATERS KILLED JESUS AND PUT HIM AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE CROSS INTERCEDING FOR YOU AND I. My prayer for this doctor is that he seek counseling, give his life totally to JESUS and his career be restored fully. I am quite sure he will have many patients who still love him and believe in him.May God bless and keep all of you. If you find your brother in a fault, you are to restore him with love and pray for him not criticize him. Where is the LOVE for one another? Be strong Dr, and continue believing in God. I believe that God will get the glory out of all of this. Man is and has always been an unsafe example so follow JESUS. It's not too late. God will still use you for HIS GLORY. MAN LOVES YOU BECAUSE OF BUT GOD LOVES YOU IN SPITE OF. PEACE

Jsquared
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Jsquared 05/17/09 - 08:13 am
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He has been arrested and

He has been arrested and charged, this does not mean the charges will stick.

Son of God
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Son of God 05/17/09 - 10:08 am
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Amen, and for his haters, he

Amen, and for his haters, he will be restored in God. Though a righteous man fall SEVENT IMES, he will not be utterly cast down. Now the rest of you, cast the first stone. I don't know this doctor, but I know your hearts by your postings, As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. Read Romans 10:9, 10, Psalm 51 and Repent. I love you so much and hate satan just as much. I am praying for you, too. Again, your day will come, keep living. Whatsoever a man soweth, (in word or deed) THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP. It is written! Be blessed and remember that JESUS LOVES YOU!

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