Doctor charged with illegally prescribing drugs

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH)- A doctor from Fairfield was arrested, and charged after allegedly illegally prescribing drugs.

52-year-old Dr. John Katsetos of Fairfield has been a doctor for over 20 years. Recently, he has practiced in both Stamford and Milford as a general practitioner.

Officials say an undercover operation showed Dr. Katsetos was prescribing large amounts of drugs.

The investigation also showed he prescribed oxycodone to patients he new were addicted, patients who were arrested for having and distributing controlled substances, and patients who weren’t actually using the drugs themselves.

Dr. Katsetos could face 20 years in prison.

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