Wareham dentist Steven Miller is once again a free man, one day after his arrest on charges of illegally distributing and dispensing controlled substances, including OxyCodone and Vicodin.
A judge in federal court in Boston released Miller with some conditions. Among them, he can no longer see patients or travel outside of the state.
Miller already voluntarily surrendered his dental license.
A Fox Undercover hidden camera was inside Dr. Miller’s office on Monday, one day before his arrest. But it turns out federal agents were already on the case.
Investigators say they found evidence that Dr. Miller has been prescribing drugs without a valid medical purpose, sometimes in exchange for sexual favors.
Court documents show pages of prescriptions given to patients by Dr. Miller.
A Massachusetts Board of Dentistry doctor who reviewed the prescriptions says the quantities and combinations of drugs prescribed as well as the frequency of those prescriptions are unusual for a dentist.
Dr. Miller had little to say as he left court this afternoon. Investigative Reporter Mike Beaudet asked Dr. Miller how he is doing. Dr Miller replied, “I’m fine, thank you.”
The answering machine message at Dr. Miller’s practice says the office is closed until further notice and that patients with an appointment will be contacted.
Dr. Miller has to post $10,000 cash as part of his release.
If convicted of the charges, he faces up to 10 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.