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File # 2015-1104468              

                                                                                                                           

Halifax County Physician charged with Trafficking Prescription Narcotics

As a result of a seven month long investigation, Bridgewater police have charged a 35 year old Halifax county physician with Possession of Oxycodone and Oxyneo for the Purpose of Trafficking in addition to Theft, Breach of Trust and other Fraud related charges. The Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons co-operated with the Bridgewater Police Service General Investigation Section’s (GIS) investigation.

It is alleged, Doctor Sarah Dawn JONES (DOB: 1980-04-22) had prescribed over 50,000 Oxycodone/Oxyneo pills to a patient over a twelve month period and the patient to whom it was prescribed to, did not receive it.

Sarah Dawn JONES has been released from custody and is required to appear in Bridgewater court on May 11, 2016 in relation to the charges.

Sarah Dawn JONES is charged with the following;

  • One count- Theft contrary to Section 334 (a) of the Criminal Code
  • Two counts- Fraud contrary to Section 380 (1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • One count- Possession of Oxyneo and Oxycodone contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • One count- Possession of Oxyneo and Oxycodone for the Purposes of Trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • One Count- Breach of Trust contrary to section 122 of the Criminal Code
  • One Count- Drawing a document without Authority contrary to section 374(a) of the Criminal Code.

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