(WBRE/WYOU-TV) A Wyoming County dentist could face up to 20-years in prison after a judge found him guilty of illegally ordering prescriptions for painkillers.
50-year-old Dentist Christopher Bereznak of Clarks Green was convicted in federal court on eight counts of distributing controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose.
Authorities say between June of 2016 and July of 2016 Bereznak illegally prescribed painkillers to a woman.
According to court papers, He had no legitimate ‘doctor-patient’ relationship with that woman who later died of an unrelated overdose.
Bereznak is currently awaiting sentencing.