At the time the conspiracy began, Beauchamp was a physician operating a medical practice in Montogmery, Alabama.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, Maurice Daughtry, 38, of Marietta, Georgia, was sentenced to 130 months in prison for his role as one of the organizers of a conspiracy to illegally distribute oxycodone, announced United States Attorney Sandra J. Stewart.
According to Daughtry’s plea agreement and other court records, Daughtry entered into an agreement with co-conspirator, D’Livro Lemat Beauchamp, to obtain illegitimate prescriptions for oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance. At the time the conspiracy began, Beauchamp was a physician operating a medical practice in Montogmery, Alabama. Per their agreement, Dr. Beauchamp would sign oxycodone prescriptions made out to either Daughtry or one of his other co-conspirators. The co-conspirators would pay Dr. Beauchamp $350 per prescription.
Once Dr. Beauchamp signed the prescriptions, the individuals named on the prescriptions—including Daughtry—would have them filled at local pharmacies. Daughtry would then collect pills from the co-conspirators, paying each one between $100 and $250 per prescription. Daughtry would then illegally distribute the oxycodone pills he obtained.
Daughtry’s plea agreement indicates that he first received a prescription from Beauchamp as part of the scheme in August of 2012. Thereafter, Daughtry received prescriptions for 90 30-milligram oxycodone tablets approximately once a month. Daughtry specifically admitted during his plea hearing to receiving and filling 54 prescriptions representing a total of 145,800 milligrams of the drug. Documents indicate that the conspiracy continued until April of 2020 and involved numerous co-conspirators, some of whom were operating at Daughtry’s direction.
Daughtry’s prison sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Tactical Diversion Squad investigated this case, with assistance from the United States Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Montgomery Police Department, and the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners. Assistant United States Attorneys Stephen K. Moulton, Jonathan S. Ross, Alice S. LaCour, and B. Chelsea Phillips prosecuted the case.Arrests Drug Trafficking DTO Medically Unnecessary Opioid Crisis Oxycodone Provider Arrest Rx Fraud