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Date: 01-23-2023

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State of Oklahoma v. Tyson Ray Owens

Case Number: CF-2017-561

Judge: Paul K. Woodward

Court: In the District Court in and for Garfield County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney: Garfield County District Attorney’s Office

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Description: Enid, Oklahoma criminal law defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with obtaining controlled substance by fraud, after former conviction of two or more felonies.

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63 O.S. provides:

A. No person shall obtain or attempt to obtain any preparation excepted from the provisions of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act pursuant to Section 2-313 of this title in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of paragraph 1 of subsection B of Section 2-313 of this title, or a controlled dangerous substance or procure or attempt to procure the administration of a controlled dangerous substance:

1. By fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, or subterfuge;

2. By the forgery of, alteration of, adding any information to or changing any information on a prescription or of any written order;

3. By the concealment of a material fact;

4. By the use of a false name or the giving of a false address; or

5. By knowingly failing to disclose the receipt of a controlled dangerous substance or a prescription for a controlled dangerous substance of the same or similar therapeutic use from another practitioner within the previous thirty (30) days.

B. Except as authorized by this act, a person shall not manufacture, create, deliver, or possess with intent to manufacture, create, or deliver or possess a prescription form, an original prescription form, or a counterfeit prescription form. This shall not apply to the legitimate manufacture or delivery of prescription forms, or a person acting as an authorized agent of the practitioner.

C. Information communicated to a physician in an effort unlawfully to procure a controlled dangerous substance, or unlawfully to procure the administration of any such drug, shall not be deemed a privileged communication.

D. Any person who violates this section is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) years, by a fine of not more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. A second or subsequent offense under this section is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not less than four (4) years nor more than twenty (20) years, by a fine of not more than Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.

E. Convictions for second or subsequent violations of this section shall not be subject to statutory provisions for suspended sentences, deferred sentences, or probation.

F. Any person convicted of any offense described in this section shall, in addition to any fine imposed, pay a special assessment trauma-care fee of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) to be deposited into the Trauma Care Assistance Revolving Fund created in Section 1-2530.9 of this title.

Outcome: 01-23-2023


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