A Tulsa doctor turned himself in on a charge of obtaining a controlled drug by writing fraudulent prescriptions. James Lawrence Fleckenstein was booked into Tulsa County Jail Thursday morning, July 20.
The 60-year-old physician is accused of writing prescriptions for pain medication to his wife and a friend of hers then using the pills himself.
Prosecutors said he wrote prescriptions for several different kinds of pain medication from June, 2013, to October, 2016.
Fleckenstein posted a $5,000 bond and was released that afternoon.