Oklahoma Doctor Accused Of Deaths In Opioid Drug Case

Jun 24, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City doctor has been indicted after being accused of illegally dispensing opioid drugs, leading to the deaths of three patients, prosecutors announced on Monday. 

Donald Hyungjoon Kim is accused of committing 154 separate counts of distributing opioids such as oxycodone, oxycontin, and fentanyl, as well as other prescription drugs from July 2015 to October 2018, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oklahoma City. 

The indictment, handed down on Thursday, accuses the 53-year-old Kim of prescribing the drugs outside the usual course of professional medical practice and without legitimate medical purpose.

The indictment alleges that Kim’s illegal distribution of opioids caused three patient deaths.

Kim faces up to life in prison if convicted of the most serious counts related to the patient deaths. 

Court records did not list an attorney for Kim.