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Retired Doc Faces Illegal Prescriptions Charges

Posted April 16, 2008 12:01 p.m. EDT

— A retired physician was charged Tuesday with selling prescriptions for narcotics, authorities said.

Dr. Mark C. Pomerans, 76, of 5720 Crutchfield Road in Raleigh, was charged with five counts of prescribing a controlled substance without a legitimate purpose. The charges stem from prescriptions for oxycodone and xanax that were written for a fee, police said.

Fayetteville narcotics detectives and State Bureau of Investigation agents began an undercover investigation of Pomerans in 2005 and made several purchases from him through 2006, police said.

Pomerans retired from his practice in Fayetteville last June. Police said he wasn't charged until Tuesday because of ongoing health issues.

A warrant also has been issued charging Pomerans' office manager, Cindy T. Monsour, 52, with felony conspiracy related to the sale of illegal prescriptions. She hadn't been arrested as of Wednesday morning.