STAFFORD, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Stafford County Sheriff's Office says Dr. Nibedita Mohanty is charged with multiple offenses including involuntary manslaughter in relation to allegations that she over prescribed pain narcotics.
The 54-year-old doctor has been charged with 72 counts of Felony Distribution of a Schedule II Narcotic, 22 counts of Felony Obtaining Money by False Pretenses (involving insurance fraud) and 1 count of Involuntary Manslaughter, according to authorities.
The charges stem from an investigation focusing on the illicit distribution of prescription pain narcotics in Stafford County and nearby areas. Stafford Sheriff's Special Investigations Unit detectives found Mohanty was giving out "substantial quantities" of prescription pain narcotics "without appropriate medical oversight," say authorities, and some of her patients either personally abused the prescribed narcotics or re-distributed them for money.
Authorities say the involuntary manslaughter charge stems from an overdose death directly related to her practice of over prescribing pain narcotics.
Mohanty was arrested on Courthouse Road in Stafford County Friday morning, say police.