Doctor accused of drugs-for-sex scheme

February 2, 2009 11:29:37 AM PST
A Montgomery County doctor has been arrested on charges he offered drug prescriptions in exchange for sex.Montgomery County D.A. Risa Vetri Ferman and Cheltenham Township Police Chief John Norris announced the arrest of Dr. Samuel Krakow for violations of the drug act.

Authorities say, in January, police conducted an undercover investigation in which Krakow engaged in lewd and sexual communications with an undercover officer, and offered to deliver prescription drugs in exchange for sex.

Investigators say Krakow also sent the officer a photo of his penis over his cell phone.

In addition, police say, Dr. Krakow provided the undercover officer with a phone number for his former place of employment so that the undercover officer could confirm his status as a doctor who could provide any type of prescription pills.

Police set up an undercover operation on January 30th, in which they say Krakow agreed to meet and deliver Oxycontin pills in exchange for various sexual acts.

Once the drugs were delivered, the drug task force moved in and Krakow was arrested.

Police say Dr. Krakow voluntarily forfeited his medical license to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Krakow was arraigned and bail was set at $25,000.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 6.

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