Former Marietta Licensed Physician Reaches Plea Deal

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

A former licensed physician in Marietta, accused of prescribing pain killers to patients who didn't need them, reached a plea agreement in court Monday.

Doctor Pedrito Galupo pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted illegal processing of drug documents.

Washington County Prosecutor, Jim Schneider, says Galupo has been put on a two year probation and will pay a fine of more than two-thousand dollars.

Galupo also agreed to surrender more than $22,000 to the Washington County Sheriff's office from an account that was frozen during the search warrant last summer.

He also agreed to not seek a medical license in the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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  • by Tammy Location: Marietta on Apr 16, 2009 at 08:08 PM
    It is unfortunate that an elderly doctor cannot relocate to this area without be feasted upon by drug seekers.
  • by Andy Location: Marighetto on Apr 13, 2009 at 08:28 PM
    Your kidding right. This scum bag that distributed drugs all over the Westside got 2 years of probation...Wonder if the pills taken by the idiot that shot the deputy in the face were perscribed by this doctor? Guess all that matters...$22,000 in the counties pocketbook...what a joke.
  • by Todd Location: Little Hocking on Apr 13, 2009 at 08:00 PM
    Sounds like another dream plea deal for the defendant. He got off way to easy. There are kids out there getting hammered for less but since he is a doctor it looks like he got off with a little slap on the wrist.
  • by BJ Location: Williamstown on Apr 13, 2009 at 07:55 PM
    Another fine example of our great justice system which is a joke. This is no different than the drug dealer on the streets and he should have been treated as such.
  • by Hum Location: Marietta on Apr 13, 2009 at 04:55 PM
    Ok, get this. He was a drug dealer. Probably did more dealing than any other dealer in town. HE gets off? Why? This doesn't make sense to me. What's the difference between prescribing pain medication and getting it on the street?
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