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Jacksonville Sharks sports medicine director arrested for dispensing drugs without a license

5:17 PM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The director of sports medicine for the Jacksonville Sharks was arrested Thursday after police say he ordered large quantities of medicine without authorization from a team physician.

Douglas Kleiner, 49, is facing charges that include Dispensing Prescription or Medical Drugs Without a License and Practicing or Attempting to Practice Medicine Without a Valid Medical License, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrest report.

Kleiner would order "large quantities of controlled substance medications from Seton Pharmacy without a written order (prescription) from a Licensed Medical Doctor," according to the report.

The order was done using team physician Michael Haghighi's DEA registration number. Police showed Haghighi the order placed by Kleiner and Haghighi told them that he did not approve the order.

Among the prescriptions ordered by Kleiner were Hydrocodone, Valium and Testosterone, according to the report.

Kleiner told police that he was given the role of managing medication and would keep it in a locked box and made note of which player received medication and when, and that they had a prescription.

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