WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue October 16, 2012
Man Arrested for Getting Painkillers from 28 Dentists
Louisville police have arrested a man who is accused of obtaining prescriptions for painkillers from 28 dentists in just a five month period. The Courier Journal reports that 42 year old Michael A. Osswald of Louisville is charged with 22 counts of attempting to obtain or obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
According to Osswalt's arrest warrant, police believe the suspect went to dentist's offices, complaining of pain in an attempt to get prescriptions for Hydrocodone and Tramadol. The warrant says he filled the prescriptions at several pharmacies, often going to the same pharmacies for duplicate orders.