Arlington Doctor Sentenced in Oxycodone Conspiracy

Arlington Doctor Sentenced in Oxycodone Conspiracy

Derron McRae Simon, 45, of Arlington was sentenced March 6 to 180 months in prison, followed by six years of supervised release for his role in an oxycodone conspiracy.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Andrew G. McCabe, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema.

Simon, a medical doctor, pleaded guilty on Dec. 18, 2014. In a statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Simon admitted that during the course of the conspiracy, he wrote and sold numerous prescriptions for oxycodone and other controlled substances, and knew that these prescriptions were not for a legitimate medical purpose and were beyond the bounds of medical practice. Simon was responsible for the distribution of at least 11,000 oxycodone 30 mg pills, according to federal officials.