Former Oregon dentist pleads guilty to illegally distributing pills, steroids

A former Oregon dentist pleaded guilty July 13 to illegally distributing and possessing controlled substances, CBS affiliate KOIN reported.

Salwan Adjaj, 43, practiced endodontics in Sherwood, Clackamas and Portland, Ore. He used his position to obtain drugs from a pharmaceutical manufacturer, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office of the District of Oregon.

Mr. Adjaj allegedly possessed and distributed thousands of prescription pills and anabolic steroids between March 2016 and August 2020, according to court documents.

Mr. Adjaj's sentencing is scheduled for October 11. He faces a maximum prison sentence of 10 years, a $500,000 fine and up to three years of supervised release, according to KOIN.

In December, Mr. Adjaj was charged over allegedly stealing nearly $8 million in COVID-19 relief funds.

In August 2020, his dental license was suspended because of multiple misconduct allegations.

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