Metairie doctor indicted on drug, threat charges

Metairie doctor indicted on drug, threat charges

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a Metairie doctor on charges that he wrote fake prescriptions and threatened to kill officers.

Dr. Shannon Christopher Ceasar, 43, was charged for illegally dispensing oxycodone and threatening to assault or murder federal agents. Ceasar is the former co-owner of the now-defunct Gulf South Physicians Group.

His home was raided in July. During the investigation, the feds say Ceasar was recorded saying he had an arsenal large enough to supply a small militia and that "If they come in there with a warrant, I'm going to kill every single one of those (expletive.)"

Court documents indicate Ceasar would prescribe pain medicine in exchange for money or sex.

If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.

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