Lewis County Surgeon arrested for illegal sale of prescription drugss


Lowville (WTNY) -- A surgeon who practices medicine at Lewis County General Hospital has been arrested on federal charges of the illegal sale of prescription drugs.

Dr. Jeffrey Gundel is accused of selling oxycodone illegally. The arrest was made following an investigation in which Gundel is accused of selling hundreds of oxycodone pills to an undercover agent without the agent having been seen by the doctor.

The agent reportedly paid $2,400 for each prescription.

Dr. Gundel, an orthopedic surgeon, began working at Lewis County General in December.

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