Fairmont doctor sentenced for drug violations

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – According to U.S. Attorney Bill Powell, former Fairmont doctor Eugenio Menez, 69, has been sentenced to 4 years in prison for illegally distributing a controlled substance.

Court documents say Menez admitted to writing oxycodone prescriptions to female patients in exchange for sexual favors in Marion County during September of 2015. The appointments were scheduled either early in the morning at his office before his staff reported or at his residence. The patients believed they would have been denied their prescriptions if they did not consent to the sexual acts. The patients’ accounts were corroborated by numerous video recordings produced by Menez.

Menez has surrendered his medical license, his DEA registration and was fined $25,000.