Pennsylvania Doctor Drug-dealer Spends First Christmas in Prison

“Our narcotics task force not only looks at targeting drug dealers that are on street corners, but we also attack those drug dealers that are wearing white coats.” (Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan)


Dr Lawrence Wean

Internist Lawrence Wean

In Delaware County a physician found guilty of using his clinic to operate a narcotic drug-selling business, now sits in a state prison cell. He was handcuffed and taken into police custody on December 17, 2014, and convicted almost exactly one year later – on December 10 this month.


Doctor  Lawrence Wean, age 61,  was convicted of using his practice to illegally sell prescriptions, “no questions asked.” Detectives discovered that Wean would routinely charge between $200- $300 for each prescription while performing no medical history or exams whatsoever.

Investigators had raided Wean’s clinic as well as his home, not far from the Delaware County Courthouse in Philadelphia where he was taken.

Wean, a resident of the city of Media Pennsylvania, was found guilty on 99 charges of Unlawfully Prescribing  Controlled Substances, as well as Insurance Fraud.

He was sentenced to serve at least 10 years in a Pennsylvania state penitentiary.

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