United States Attorney’s Office Resolves Criminal and Civil Cases Against Murray Doctor
Dr. Nick Greenwood Pleads Guilty to a Felony Charge of Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Enters into a Civil Agreement with the United States to Permanently Cease Dispensing Controlled Substances and to Pay $500,000 in Penalties
Salt Lake City (STL.News) Dr. Nicholas (“Nick”) Carl Greenwood, 43, of Salt Lake City, Utah, pleaded guilty to one felony count of distributing a schedule III narcotic for a non-legitimate medical purpose outside of the standards of medical practice. In addition, Greenwood entered into a consent agreement in order to resolve a civil complaint related to his unlawful practice of prescribing controlled substances from his Murray, Utah, office.
In the criminal case, Greenwood pleaded guilty to one felony count of distribution of a controlled substance in a Utah federal court. In the plea agreement, Greenwood admitted that he intentionally prescribed and distributed Buprenorphine, a schedule III controlled substance, to a purported patient knowing the prescription was for a non-legitimate medical purpose and was outside of the standards of medical practice. Greenwood was ordered to serve 24 months of probation and to pay a $500 fine.
In the civil case against Greenwood, a federal court in Utah entered a consent judgment and permanent injunction ordering Greenwood to permanently cease dispensing opioids or other controlled substances and to pay $500,000 in civil penalties.