Doctor charged in prescription drug distribution case

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 2:13pm

AUSTIN — A former West Lake Hills emergency room doctor who federal prosecutors say prescribed thousands of doses of prescription drugs without a medical purpose including pills abused by his son, who died of a drug overdose in 2010 has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

Documents charging Dr. David James Jacoby, 63, were filed along with a plea agreement in U.S. District Court in Austin late Tuesday and were released publicly Wednesday.

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