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Area Doctor One Of Two Charged With Narcotics Distribution

A former medical resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital is facing charges for illegally distributing medication.
A former medical resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital is facing charges for illegally distributing medication. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

A Connecticut doctor and her alleged co-conspirator are facing charges for distributing oxycodone while serving as a resident at Yale-New Haven Health.

Jennifer Farrell, 37, of New Haven, who was a medical resident in the Emergency Department between July 2017 and June this year, allegedly “wrote numerous prescriptions for oxycodone for non-legitimate medical purposes outside the scope of her professional practice in the name of at least five individuals,” including Jimiesha McKoy, who is also wanted by the FBI.

U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham said that Farrell did not see McKoy or any of the other individuals for any medical purpose at any hospital facility during the entire period of her residency.

The indictment - which was returned on Wednesday, Nov. 6, charges Farrell and McKoy with one count of conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

The indictment also charges Farrell with 35 counts of distribution of narcotics outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose.  Each charge carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

Farrell was arrested in July and charged in August. She was living in New Haven at the time of her arrest and remains released on a $200,000 bond. She currently resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

McKoy, 30, is currently being sought by investigators. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts has been asked to contact the FBI by calling (203) 777-6311.

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