FDL Psychiatrist, Nurse Face Grand Jury Indictment

A Psychiatrist from Fond du Lac and his nurse face up to 20 years in prison after a Grand Jury Indictment alleges their prescriptions for controlled substances to patients “went outside the course of a professional medical practice”, and “wasn’t for a legitimate purpose.”

The indictment was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. It alleges that psychiatrist John Whelan and his nurse Tina Motezon conspired to distribute controlled substances, Buprenorphine, Ritalin, Xanax and Adderall. The Grand Jury alleges the defendants would give the prescriptions out from a Fond du Lac home in exchange for anywhere from $200 to $300 per prescription.

In addition to the prison time, both Whelan and Motezon, if convicted face up to three years of extended supervision and up to one-million in fines, and other assessments.