Manitowoc doctor indicted on drug trafficking charges

Undercover agents posed as patients at his office
Posted at 2:28 PM, Jun 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 19:20:21-04

A Manitowoc doctor is facing 19 counts of federal drug trafficking, according to court documents.

Dr. Charles Szyman “knowingly and intentionally distributed and dispensed unlawfully … a controlled substance outside of his processional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose,” the federal grand jury’s June 21 indictment says.

Local, state, and federal law enforcement officials investigated the doctor and sent undercover agents to his office to pose as patients, reports WBAY-TV.

One patient purportedly walked away with  prescriptions for nearly 4,000 pills.

The controlled substances the doctor distributed include Oxycodone, Fentanyl, Morphine, Amphetamine, and Hydrocodone, according to court documents.

Szyman faces two decades in prison for each of the 19 counts, and has already lost his license to practice medicine.