City Times Staff
A former Stevens Point gynecologist has been sentenced to jail for one year for prescription drug fraud.
Rick Perkins, 60, was accused of writing prescriptions for hydrocodone for his stepson and stepson’s roommate. According to the criminal complaint, Perkins had intended to keep the pills for himself.
Perkins surrendered his medical license before being convicted in February, when he pleaded no contest to conspiracy to resist or obstruct an officer, his second offense of drunk driving, operating a vehicle with a revoked license, two counts of intimidating a witness, two counts of bail jumping and 10 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
Perkins may be allowed to serve half of his time on electronic monitoring.