AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas physician whose son died of an accidental drug overdose has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.
No sentencing date has been set for Dr. David James Jacoby of Austin, who faces up to 15 years in federal prison.
The former emergency room physician pleaded guilty Thursday in a case that prosecutors say involved distribution of hydrocodone.
A defense attorney says the 63-year-old doctor was a drug addict. Jacoby last May had his medical license suspended.
The body of 24-year-old Brandon Jacoby was discovered in December 2010 in the home he shared with his father. The son was on probation for a drug crime.
Investigators say the doctor wrote unlawful prescriptions to people who knew his son and the scheme resulted in the death.
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