HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A Hagerstown dentist is facing serious charges, according to the U.S. District Attorney's Office.
Court documents say Dr. Vaqar Choudry has been arrested for allegedly distributing Oxycodone without medical purpose and for trying to engage in a sexual activity with a minor.
The DEA has been investigating Choudry since May 2013. According to complaints, Choudry who ran the Hagerstown Dental Center on the 300 block of East Antietam Street, provided prescriptions to residents that were not necessary. Officials say there were also complaints that the doctor filled out prescriptions for patients and then would buy back the drugs, which he supposedly resold for a higher price.
The criminal complaint filed in federal court says 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.
Choudry could face up to 20 years in prison for the drug charges and could face a life sentence for "enticement of a minor" charges. According to the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners, Choudry's dental license has been suspended. He's currently in federal custody.