NEW ULM - Dr. David Christopher Miller, a physician with the Physicians Group of New Ulm, has been charged with stealing the pain medication Oxycontin from a vulnerable adult.
Three felony controlled substance charges were filed in Brown County Court this week, alleging that Dr. Miller took the medication from a patient, and tried to mask the theft by replacing them with over the counter drugs into the pill bottle.
New Ulm investigators were able to set up hidden surveillance cameras and recorded Dr. Miller stealing the pills during his meeting with the patient. The cameras captured him stealing the pills, which were later recovered from him. About 50 to 60 pills were involved.
Miller was transported to detox in Albert Lea, according the Brown County Jail administrator.
New Ulm Medical Center released this statement: "New Ulm Medical Center is aware of the charges pending against Dr. David Christopher Miller, a physician with the Physician's Group of New Ulm who is on the medical staff at NUMC. At this point, we are still gathering information on the charges and any follow-up by NUMC will be handled internally and confidentially."
Police are investigating to see if there were any other victims or further thefts of medications at the hospital.