Monday, November 01, 2010

Laguna Nigel's OCSD Deputy Waters Charged with illegal procurement of prescription drugs

Posted By CotoBlogzz 11-01-2010

SANTA ANA, CA  -  Allan James Waters defendant was previously charged  on June 9, 2010, for injuring a 78-year-old woman after crashing into her car while driving under the influence of prescription drugs and using fake cocaine to purchase prescription drugs.  Additional charges were filed Oct. 29, 2010, for illegally obtaining prescription pills by providing false information and repeatedly switching doctors, according to the Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) office.

Waters, 37, Laguna Niguel, is charged with one felony count of driving under the influence causing bodily injury, two felony counts of selling a substance in lieu of cocaine, nine felony counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, and a sentencing enhancement for causing great bodily injury to an elder. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 13 years and four months in state prison. Waters is out of custody on $100,000 bail and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing Dec. 17, 2010.

According to the OCDA's office, on nine occasions between March 2009 and March 2010, Waters is accused of going to eight different doctors to obtain prescription drugs Opana and Oxycodone. He is accused of giving the doctors false stories in order to illegally obtain the drugs. When one doctor would stop providing a prescription for the defendant, Waters is accused of moving on to a new doctor.

At approximately 4:45 p.m. on March 1, 2010, Waters is accused of driving southbound on Golden Lantern Street in Dana Point. He is accused of failing to stop and crashing into the back of a vehicle that had stopped at a red light in front of him. Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) responded to the scene and released Waters and the other driver approximately 30 minutes later after taking a report of the incident. The responding deputies were aware that Waters was an OCSD employee.

At approximately 5:20 p.m., seven minutes after leaving the scene of the first crash, Waters is accused of driving northbound on Golden Lantern Street. He is accused of driving erratically including failing to accelerate at a green light, stopping partially in an intersection on a red light, and almost crashing into a passing motorist. Multiple drivers called 911 to report his driving.

Waters is accused of swerving and hitting the curb before over-correcting and swerving to his left. He is accused of crossing over the middle lane and crashing into a vehicle driving in the far left lane. The victim's vehicle was forced over a planter onto the wrong side of the road, where it came to a stop facing northbound in the southbound lanes.

The defendant is accused of driving forward for a short distance before coming to a stop. OCSD deputies arrived at the scene and contacted the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to investigate. CHP officers contacted Waters at the scene. The defendant is accused of displaying objective signs of drug intoxication including slurred speech, a lack of balance, and trouble following directions. Waters is accused of being impaired while driving and under the influence of prescription drugs Zolpidem and Hydrocodone. He was arrested at the scene. He was later released pending further investigation.

The driver of the victim's car sustained minor injuries. The passenger in that vehicle, a 78-year-old woman, was transported to the hospital and sustained injuries to her back, for which she later had surgery.

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