BICKELHAUPT, Ethan E

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Name:
BICKELHAUPT, Ethan E.

City, State:
Topeka, KS Date of Arrest:
09/15/2009 Date of Conviction:
09/02/1010
Judicial Status:
Pled Guilty Conviction:
Illegal distribution of a controlled substance and acquiring a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, or deception DEA Registration:
Retired 12/04/08 Remarks: Name:
BICKELHAUPT, Ethan E. City, State:
Topeka, KS Date of Arrest:
09/15/2009 Date of Conviction:
09/02/1010
Judicial Status:
Pled Guilty Conviction:
Illegal distribution of a controlled substance and acquiring a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, or deception DEA Registration:
Retired 12/04/08 Remarks: Ethan E. Bickelhaupt, MD, age 58, pled guilty in U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, to two counts of an Indictment charging him with illegal distribution of Schedule II controlled substances and acquiring controlled substances by misrepresentation, fraud, or deception.
According to court documents, Bickelhaupt, while employed as a full-time practitioner at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas, wrote prescriptions for oxycodone and amphetamine to individuals who were not patients, and for other than legitimate medical purposes. After filling the prescriptions, the individuals gave the controlled substances back to Bickelhaupt for his personal consumption. On occasion, Bickelhaupt would compensate the individuals with cash or some of the controlled substances. The drugs were used during parties at Bickelhaupt’s house, including to ease withdrawal symptoms after using cocaine.
Bickelhaupt was sentenced to probation for a term of three years to be served concurrently for each of the two counts he pled guilty to. The court also ordered Bickelhaupt not to practice medicine during the probation period and to perform 300 hours of community service., age 58, pled guilty in U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, to two counts of an Indictment charging him with illegal distribution of Schedule II controlled substances and acquiring controlled substances by misrepresentation, fraud, or deception.
According to court documents, Bickelhaupt, while employed as a full-time practitioner at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas, wrote prescriptions for oxycodone and amphetamine to individuals who were not patients, and for other than legitimate medical purposes. After filling the prescriptions, the individuals gave the controlled substances back to Bickelhaupt for his personal consumption. On occasion, Bickelhaupt would compensate the individuals with cash or some of the controlled substances. The drugs were used during parties at Bickelhaupt’s house, including to ease withdrawal symptoms after using cocaine.
Bickelhaupt was sentenced to probation for a term of three years to be served concurrently for each of the two counts he pled guilty to. The court also ordered Bickelhaupt not to practice medicine during the probation period and to perform 300 hours of community service.

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