A Germantown man was indicted Thursday on charges of distributing oxycodone and enticing a minor to have sex, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.
Federal attorneys accuse Vaqar Ahmad Choudry, 42, a dentist with an office in Hagerstown, MD, of writing an illegal prescription for 15 Percocet pills in exchange for a sexual encounter with a prepubescent girl—a scenario that the person who got the prescription was supposed to set up at a Hagerstown hotel.
But the person who got the prescription, a “confidential source,” was working with the Washington County Narcotics Task Force, which had been investigating Choudry after receiving complaints in May that alleged he was writing prescriptions for pain medication without medical justification, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
A fake meeting was set up for Choudry in Hagerstown on Thursday, Sept. 12. The dentist was arrested upon his arrival at the hotel, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Choudry owned Hagerstown Dental Center and has been a licensed dentist in Maryland since 2003, according to the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.
His dental license was set to expire in 2015, though state records show his license is now suspended.
Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Sullivan ordered that Choudry remain detained. A court date had not yet been set.