UI professor charged with five counts of controlled substance violations

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 26, 2012 6:30 AM

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A University of Iowa professor has been accused of attempting to obtain prescriptions under a false name for the controlled-substance hydrocodone at numerous Iowa City area pharmacies.

According to Iowa City police complaints, Lance Forbes, 43, 4174 Kilburne Court, was charged between June 2011 and August 2012 with five counts of controlled-substance violations. Forbes is listed in the UI phonebook as a clinical assistant professor in the College of Dentistry.

Between the above dates, Forbes allegedly called in the prescription orders under the names of  “Leonard Porter,” “Ken Dircks,” “Brett Porter,” “Angie Meyer,” “Angie Poggenphol,” and “Susan Porter,” acting as the said patients’ physician.

No records could be located showing that the said persons were patients of Forbes, the complaint said.

The total amount of prescription hydrocodone called in by Forbes under the seven patient names is estimated to exceed 1,234 tablets.

Controlled-substance violations are a class-C felony.

— by Quentin Misiag

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