Pa. woman's drug charges dismissed

December 10, 1990|By Frank D. Roylance | Frank D. Roylance,Evening Sun Staff

The Baltimore County grand jury has dismissed charges against a Stewartstown, Pa., woman who was arrested in September and charged along with an Edgemere doctor with prescription drug law violations.

Tammy Ann Kwiatkowski, 30, was working as a certified medical assistant in the office of Dr. Hector Feliciano, 48, when the State Police Drug Diversion Unit charged the pair with a variety of felony narcotics violations and conspiracy.

It was the newly created drug unit's first case.

After a survey of pharmacy records, police alleged that Feliciano had prescribed more than 4,700 tablets of a painkiller over 15 months to just two patients.

After Feliciano was charged, his state medical license was suspended by the Board for Physician Quality Assurance.

The grand jury dismissed the charges against Kwiatkowski Nov. 5, but indicted Feliciano on two counts of violating practitioners' standards in the unlawful dispensing of a controlled dangerous substance, said Assistant State's Attorney Philip Jackson.

Kwiatkowski's attorney, Stephen Schenning, said his client simply "did what the doctor instructed her to do. . . . There was no criminal responsibility attaching to her."

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