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A Germantown dentist has been charged in federal court with distributing Oxycodone and enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity.

According to a statement issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a federal grand jury in Greenbelt indicted Vaqar Ahmad Choudry, 42, who is from Germantown but has a dental practice in Hagerstown, on Thursday.

According to the criminal complaint, Choudry would write prescriptions for Percocet and Oxycodone without medical justification.

Authorities first caught wind of Choudry in May 2013, when they received a complaint that he was prescribing pills, then buying them back from patients to use or sell.

Then, in June, investigators learned that Choudry had allegedly made inappropriate sexual advances at his office towards two patients who were minors.

In September, Choudry told a confidential source working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency that he wanted to have sex with a prepubescent girl and asked the source to find him one, according to his criminal complaint.

He gave the source a prescription for pills, in exchange for the source arranging a meeting with a fictional girl, according to the complaint. The confidential source arranged a meeting at a Hagerstown motel on Sept. 12 where authorities arrested Choudry after he arrived at the motel.

Brian Michael Boyle, Choudry’s attorney, could not be reached for comment.

Choudry faces up to 20 years for the drug charge, and 10 years to life in prison for the charge involving the minor.



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