Criminal and Civil Cases Against Dr. Nicholas

Criminal and Civil Cases Against Dr. Nicholas

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. 

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