Optometrist, ex-staffer charged in prescription drug scheme

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A York County optometrist and one of his former employees have been charged in a prescription drug abuse scheme.

Dr. David Wagers was an optometrist at Apple Hill Eye Center in York when he enlisted the help of Amanda Peters to fill prescriptions for Oxycodone, according to the criminal complaint.

Wagers wrote the prescriptions in Peters' name, and she filled the prescriptions at
various pharmacies and returned the pills to Wagers, the complaint states.

Wagers also allegedly used scripts which were stolen from a previous employer to write and fill hydrocodone prescriptions in his own name, the complaint states.

Wagers, 43, of Palmyra, was charged with two
counts of possession of a controlled substance by fraud, one count of
prescribing a controlled substance not in accordance with treatment
principles, one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of failure to
keep records of distribution of controlled substances.

He was released on $7,500 unsecured bail.

Peters, 29, of Wellsville, was charged
with one count of possession of a controlled substance by fraud and one
count of criminal conspiracy.

She was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.


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