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<TD>Blue Bell Doctor Charged With Selling OxyContin Pills
Doctor Allegedly Sold 300 Pills To Undercover Detective
June 18, 2004
A Blue Bell, Pa., physician was arrested and charged with selling more than 300 OxyContin tablets to a police informant and an undercover detective, authorities said.
Dr. Frank A. DeLia, 51, of Whitpain, Pa., was arraigned Thursday, several hours after his arrest. His bail was set at $1 million, District Justice Paul Leo said.
DeLia is accused of selling 280 tablets of OxyContin -- a powerful prescription painkiller -- to an undercover officer in exchange for $10,000 and 100 tabs of Ecstasy, according to court records. A week earlier, authorities said, he sold 60 Oxycontin pills to the informant for $2,100.
DeLia faces multiple counts of possession and delivery of a controlled substance and related charges. He was being held in Montgomery County Prison and couldn't be reached for comment. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.
In 1995, DeLia was sentenced to 10 months in prison in connection with an insurance fraud scheme, authorities said.