FREEHOLD — A suspended Middletown physician has admitted to being part of a prescription painkiller ring by writing fake prescriptions for opiates under another doctor’s name, officials said on Tuesday. Kenneth Lewandowski, 53, of Middletown pleaded guilty on Monday to distributing or dispensing oxycodone and unlawful practice of medicine by forging prescriptions for the powerful painkiller… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 13th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Crime and Punishment, Dr. Kenneth Lewandowski, Kenneth Lewandowski, Middletown, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Suspended Middletown doctor admits forging prescriptions for painkillers
Suspended Doctor Caught Selling Forged Scripts for $300-$400
The Middletown Police Department in conjunction with investigators from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the State Attorney General’s Division of Consumer Affairs broke up a prescription drug enterprise Thursday night following a month long investigation, according to a statement by Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Dr. Kenneth Lewandowski, 51, of Tatum Dr , Middletown, was charged with six counts of third degree Conspiracy, six counts of third degree Forgery and the Unlawful Practice of Medicine, also a third degree crime. He was held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $140,000 bail as set by Middletown Municipal Judge Richard Thompson.
Lewandowski’s medical license was temporarily suspended last April after he was arrested for DUI three times in the six weeks between February 14 and March 31. His DUI arrests occurred in Middletown, Lakewood and Wall. The Lakewood incident included an accident that resulted in injuries. Lewandowski was charged with Assault by Auto in that case, according to the Order suspending his medical license.
Thomas Menendez, 50, of Geary Drive in Middletown is alleged to be Lewandowski’s partner in the criminal enterprise. Menendez was charged with six counts of third degree Conspiracy and six counts of third degree Forgery. Judge Thompson set Menendez’s bail at $30,000.
Neither Lewandowski or Menendez are currently in the custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, according to APP’s Data Universe.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Hazlet, Holmdel, Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Arthur Deeken, Donna Phillips, Dr. Kenneth Lewandowski, Hazlet, Holmdel, Holmdel Police Department, Judge Richard Thompson, Middletown, Middletown Police Department, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Paul Boschi, Robert Ruvolo, Thomas Menendez, William Coffey | Comments Off on Middletown Oxy Ring Busted