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“Rock Doc” convicted for illegally prescribing opioids

Former nurse practitioner and aspiring reality TV star Jeffrey Young, also known as the “Rock Doc” has been convicted for illegally prescribing opioids, including oxycodone and fentanyl, from his medical practice in Jackson, according to a release sent out by the United States Attorney’s Office. 

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Young used his medical practice, Preventagenix, to illegally prescribe more than one million medically unnecessary controlled substance pills to hundreds of patients, including a pregnant woman and women with whom he was having inappropriate physical relationships. The release said Young maintained a party-like atmosphere at his clinic, and prescribed these drugs at least in part to boost his popularity on social media and promote a self-produced reality TV show pilot based on his self-identified persona, the “Rock Doc.”

Young was convicted of conspiracy to unlawfully distribute controlled substances, maintaining a drug-involved premises, and 13 counts of distributing controlled substances, six of which involved distribution to a pregnant woman. 

The DEA and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation investigated the case, with assistance from the Jackson Police Department. The trial was held at the Federal Courthouse in Memphis, since the case was well-known in Jackson. 

The pilot episode of the self-produced TV show “The Rock Doc” is still available for viewing on Youtube, and a Facebook page called “Rock Doc TV” asked for prayers for Young during the trial. 

“It isn’t over. Jeff still has hope and a positive attitude,” a post on the page said.

The page says it is run by “RockDoc Inc” and regularly posts messages they say are from Young.

Young is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 3, 2023, and faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison for each count involving distribution to a pregnant woman, and 20 years in prison for each of the other counts of conviction. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors, according to the release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. 

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