Crown withdraws drug trafficking charges against N.S. doctor

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The Crown has withdrawn two of the most serious charges against the Halifax doctor accused of trafficking close to 50,000 painkillers.

Federal Crown prosecutor Josh Bryson said charges of trafficking oxycodone and possession for the purpose of trafficking in relation to oxycodone aren’t going ahead against Dr. Sarah Dawn Jones of Tantallon, N.S.

The Crown withdrew the charges after deciding there wasn’t a reasonable prospect of obtaining a conviction.

Jones was charges after the Crown alleged she prescribed 46,000 painkillers over a 18-month period. She is still facing three counts of fraud, one charge of illegal possession of oxycodone and one charge of drawing a document without authority

Read more at The Star

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.