Abilene orthodontist Victor Lee found not guilty of prescription charges

A Taylor County jury on Wednesday found Abilene orthodontist Dr. Victor Lee not guilty on a charge of fraudulent possession of a controlled substance.

The jury took about 35 minutes Wednesday afternoon to deliver its verdict in the trial, which began Monday in the 42nd District Court, presided over by Judge James Eidson.

Lee was arrested Aug. 27, 2018, on a third-degree felony charge and released later that day on $15,000 bond, according to online Taylor County Jail records. He was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on January 17, 2019.

In the indictment, he was accused of prescribing two drugs to his parents and then trying to collect them.

After: Abilene orthodontist accused of writing fraudulent prescriptions

The day after his arrest, Lee posted on his Facebook page, “Allegations are completely false and come from the same source who used multiple means to lie and slander my name.”

Laura Gutschke is a generalist journalist and food columnist and manages the online content of the Reporter-News. If you enjoy local news, you can support local reporters with a digital subscription to ReporterNews.com.

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