In Oklahoma City a physician suspected of being responsible for the deaths of nine people now sits in Oklahoma County Jail without bail.
Doctor William Valuck, age 71, was arrested while in Texas when authorities ran his name though the computer and discovered he was wanted in Oklahoma on felony warrants for nine homicides and more than 50 counts of illegal distribution of narcotics.
According to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, detectives have been investigating Valuck for more than a year because of the string of patient overdoses.
The agency reports that Valuck, a pain management specialist, has demonstrated a history of prescribing excessive volumes of narcotics without any medical examinations at all. In fact, the records show he likely doled out nearly 800 doses PER DAY, for years.
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