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Sheriff's Office: Painkiller Overdose Linked to Stafford Doctor

Woman indicted on 95 charges, including one count of involuntary manslaughter and 72 counts of felony distribution of a narcotic. Where an arrest is mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Dr. Nibedita Mohanty was arrested and charged with 95 indictments related to narcotics, insurance fraud and involuntary manslaughter, according to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.

Mohanty, age 54, of 441 Marlborough Point Road, has been charged with 72 counts of felony distribution of a schedule II narcotic, 22 counts of felony obtaining money by false pretenses (involving insurance fraud) and one count of involuntary manslaughter, according to Bill Kennedy, Stafford County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.

"The involuntary manslaughter indictment stems from an overdose death directly related to Mohanty’s practice of over prescribing pain narcotics," Kennedy said.

"A Stafford County Grand Jury handed down the 95 direct indictments Monday as the result of an ongoing criminal investigation with FBI and DEA assistance, focusing on the illicit distribution of prescription pain narcotics in the Stafford County region to include surrounding jurisdictions," Kennedy said. Dr. Mohanty was arrested on Courthouse Road in Stafford County on Friday morning.

The Mohanty investigation was initiated by detectives from the Stafford Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit once it became apparent that substantial quantities of prescription pain narcotics were being dispensed by Mohanty without appropriate medical oversight, according to Kennedy.

"The investigation revealed that a number of Mohanty’s patients either personally abused the prescribed narcotics or re-distributed them for illicit money gain," he said. "This investigation has probed the totality of the prescribing practices used by Dr. Mohanty and is ongoing."

Dr. Mohanty is currently incarcerated in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

peggy May 10, 2013 at 07:44 PM
this is been along time awaiting thank god shes off the streets and all these people want be getting drugs they dont need way to go stafford sheriffs department
Richard May 11, 2013 at 04:10 AM
To all the familys that had to live this nightmare god bless you all for praying and living throw this about time!!! R Burden
Mrs.T.Baker May 11, 2013 at 09:12 PM
If she was selling drugs on the corner she would have been under the jail during the investigation, not home enjoying life and family.I have seen friends get arrested in Stafford for a joint.She was profiting so where do you see the difference?what took so long?? Praise is the last thing that the Stafford sheriff's office deserve.the only difference between her and an actual drug dealer is the fact that she had a LICENSE TO SELL DRUGS...SAD IF U ASK ME..
Ms Wouldn't U Like to know May 12, 2013 at 02:54 AM
have known and worked with this witch doctor many years ago.I will not trust her to treat a dog! It saddens me that it took our government this long to catch up with her. she was actually first reported to the office of the Inspector General in 2004.another pharmacy in Fairfax County reported her to the Medical Board for problems with prescriptions, but of course nothing was done about it. My condolences go out to the family who lost there love one do to her greed. unfortunately this was not the first death at the hands of Dr Mohanty. Anyway there is not enough space on this page to explain this women's history, I'm just glad she's finally off the street and out of the community!

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