Former Hagerstown Dentist Indicted on Selling Drugs For Sex, Faces Additional Charges

- WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - A former Hagerstown dentist indicted last year on federal charges of distributing painkillers and soliciting a minor for sex now faces additional charges from the state.


Dr. Vaqar Choudry appeared in Washington County Circuit Court Thursday for a bond hearing on additional allegations of sexual misconduct with a child in 2012.

As you may recall, Choudry ran
 the Hagerstown Dental Center on the 300 block of East Antietam Street, although his dental license is now suspended and his practice closed.


According to Assistant State’s Attorney Brett Wilson, the recent indictment filed has two parts.


The first part of the state indictment stems from 2013 where Choudry distributed painkillers to residents and then would buy back the drugs, which he supposedly resold for a higher price, and charges of soliciting a minor for sex.


As we’ve reported, the DEA arranged a meeting between Choudry and a fictional minor at a Hagerstown motel where the dentist agreed to provide Oxycodone in exchange for sex with the minor. 


This part of the indictment mirrors the federal charges filed against him.


The second part of the state indictment stems from an alleged event in September 2012, when Choudry solicited another minor to engage in unlawful activities inside his Hagerstown office.


The federal trial is scheduled to begin June 9, 2014 and is estimated to take one to two weeks, according to State’s Attorney Brett Wilson.


The state’s case is expected to begin after the federal case. 

According to the Washington County Detention Center, Choudry is currently out on bond with a promise appear on his next court date. 

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