OK: Doctor faces charges of distributing substances illegally, patients died as result

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Dr. Kim’s distribution of opioids resulted in three patient deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)–The grand jury charged Donald Hyungjoon Kim, M.D, 53, of Oklahoma City for distributing opioids and other controlled substances illegally on Thursday.

The Oklahoma City DEA District Office began to investigate Dr. Kim’s prescription writing in 2018.

The indictment alleges that Kim committed 154 separate counts of distributing controlled substances, including Schedule II opioids such as oxycodone, oxycontin, fentanyl, and more from July 1, 2015, to October 12, 2018.

The indictment said that Kim distributed the substances “outside the usual course of professional medical practice and without legitimate medical purpose.”

According to the indictment, Kim’s distribution of opioids resulted in three patient deaths.

Kim could face 20 years in prison if convicted of distributing controlled substances illegally.

Kim could face no less than 20 years and up to life if he is convicted in the three counts that resulted in patient deaths.

He could also face up to a $1,000,000 fine and a term of supervised release of at least three years.

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