Trial for Nova Scotia doctor accused of trafficking starts with bid to exclude statements

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The drug-trafficking trial for a Nova Scotia doctor accused of prescribing 50,000 pills to a patient stalled on Monday after the defence asked to exclude statements the accused made early in the case to medical regulators.

Dr. Sarah Dawn Jones’ defence lawyer argued her constitutional rights would be violated if the information she told the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons is allowed in her trial.

Jones is accused of prescribing 50,000 oxycodone and other pills to a patient who never received them. She plead not guilty to charges including possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, drawing a document without authority and fraud.

Read more at The Chronicle Herald

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.