Philadelphia Doctor to Serve Prison Term

Earlier this month a Philadelphia doctor was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiracy to distribute, intent to distribute and actually distributing Percocet and Oxycontin from his North Philadelphia practice. It was alleged that Dr. Lewis Meyer Jacobs sold
prescriptions that were not medically necessary
to drug dealers and addicts.

Dr. Jacobs pleaded guilty to the charges last September and surrendered to begin serving his
prison term at the time of his sentencing. In addition to the prison term, a federal judge ordered Dr. Jacobs to repay the more than a quarter million dollars he made illegally and to pay more than $320,000 to the IRS.