Police Charge Agoura Doctor for Alleged Drug Distribution Scheme

Police say Terry Stanger is charged on 15 felony counts and is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 19.

Credit: John Schreiber. Patch File Photo
Credit: John Schreiber. Patch File Photo
The Ventura County Combined Agency Taskforce and the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit have recently concluded an investigation of several years into Terry Stanger, an Agoura Hills doctor, according to a Ventura County Combined Agency Taskforce news release.

"A criminal case was presented to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office which alleged over prescribing of opiate, anti-depressant, and other controlled medications absent a legitimate medical purpose from his Ventura Office, as well as violations of money laundering statutes," states the news release.

The news release continues to say that "detectives seized over 25,000 pills of highly addictive medication that were sold or destined for sale outside the scope of normal professional practice."

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office filed a criminal complaint charging the doctor with 15 felony counts. Stanger is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 19, according to the news release.

For more information, visit the Ventura County Sheriff's Office Nixle website.
Russell Sharp January 29, 2014 at 07:35 PM
Great job by the Task Force. Distributing these prescription narcotics into the hands of clients in an illegal and unethical manner continues to fuel society's problems with addictions. Many of these addicts will move on to heroin. They often victimize innocent people, committing burglaries, robberies, identity theft, etc. to pay for their drugs. More DUI deaths can occur because of the drug abuse and who knows how many families will be destroyed as the addicts cause pain to their loved-ones. Dr. Terry Stanger, if the allegations are true, you may have caused considerable damage to the Conejo Valley.


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