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Dentist admits to fraudulently prescribing woman thousands of units of opiates

Over his 10-year relationship with the woman, he ordered 14,000 units of various opiates for her, including Xanax, Valium, Hydrocodone and Tramadol.

ST. LOUIS — A Florissant dentist pleaded guilty to charges against him for over-prescribing a woman before her death in 2018.

Bradley A. Seyer, 53, pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally distributing opioid drugs and two counts of making false statements to Medicare.

In the plea agreement, Seyer admitted he had a personal relationship with the woman, identified in court documents at E.A., for more than 10 years. Seyer said he would take her on trips, bought her jewelry and order prescriptions for her whenever she asked.

Over that time, he ordered 14,000 units of various opiates, including Xanax, Valium, Hydrocodone and Tramadol. He said they would use prescription drugs as well as street drugs for recreational use together.

E.A. was depressed and had suicidal thoughts before she overdosed on fentanyl in July of 2018, of which Seyer was aware. Seyer did not prescribe her fentanyl.

Seyer also admitted to prescribing E.A.'s father Tramadol despite having no records of dental treatment for him.

The max penalty for false statements to Medicare is 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The maximum penalty for illegally distributing opioid drugs is 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

Seyer's sentencing is set for Sept. 25.

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