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Consent Decree Issued

October 20th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

US District Judge Julie Rubin approved a consent decree with Jordan Hobel, formerly a Frostburg-based dentist, resolving allegations that Hobel violated the Controlled Substances Act in illegally prescribing opioids.  The government alleges that between 2017 and 2021, Hobel issued at least a dozen prescriptions for substances that had no legitimate medical purpose.  It is alleged that Hobel used the DEA registration numbers of other dentists in his practice to prescribe himself controlled substances including oxycodone. Hovel denies the government allegations. Under the decree, Hobel agrees to not apply for or seek reinstatement of his DEA registration which he voluntarily surrendered for cause in 2022