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Former Colorado dentist pleads guilty to selling prescriptions

Posted at 4:38 PM, Jan 29, 2019

FRISCO – A former Colorado dentist has pleaded guilty after being accused of illegally distributing prescriptions for sedatives and painkillers.

The Summit Daily News reported 42-year-old Bonifacio Guillena pleaded guilty Monday to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Guillena surrendered his dental license in May 2018 after the state dental board suspended it in December 2017 following a separate criminal case.

A former employee at Guillena’s dental practice ‘Comfort Dental’ in Silverthorne told police that Guillena was operating a “pill mill.”

Authorities searched the office, finding evidence that he was illegally distributing prescriptions for controlled substances like Xanax, Percocet, and Oxycodone.

The former dentist faces up to six years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced in April.

In addition to distributing fraudulent prescriptions, Guillena was also on probation at the time of his arrest for a previous domestic violence incident.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)