St. George doctor, others, accused of drug distribution conspiracy face jury trial

ST. GEORGE — Former St. George Dr. Simmon Lee Wilcox and five co-defendants are facing a five-day jury trial in U.S. District Court for the District of Utah in June on charges  of conspiracy to distribute drugs, and distribution-possession charges.

Wilcox was arrested in 2013 on charges including conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Other defendants named in the case were subsequently arrested on similar charges including Benjamin David Grisel, Brenda Ann Grisel, Jeron Scott Hales, Jeremy Daniel Perkins and Randall David Ayrton. Brenda Ann Grisel is not charged with conspiracy. Hales is charged with two ID fraud counts as well.

Wilcox pleaded not guilty Dec. 10, 2013. And, according to the court record, the several related defendants have pleaded not guilty in turn as well.

Wilcox is represented by Vanessa M. Ramos, of the Utah Federal Defender’s Office in Salt Lake City. Each of the several related defendants have separate counsel.

As reported by KSL.com, Wilcox was under investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for illegal distribution of controlled substances. These substances included oxycodone, Lortab, Xanax, Adderall, and others according to a search warrant filed in the District Court.

The federal agency accuses Wilcox of writing medical prescriptions to others who used the prescriptions to acquire the drugs and then sell them. He is also accused of creating false patient information related to the prescriptions.

Wilcox was a licensed family physician and worked at CTR Health located at 1085 S. Bluff Street, as well as Rock Star Medical Institute with locations in St. George and Henderson, Nev. The Rock Star Medical Institute website is still online with Wilcox listed as the only physician.

“Dr. Wilcox has re-engineered drug detoxification,” his bio reads. “Every patient he detoxes is concurrently rejuvenated. Superimposing rejuvenation on traditional detox has lead to a greater then 85 percent success rate …. This program design was developed through years of research and experience in hands on treatment with addiction patients and detox practices offered throughout the world.”

Jury trial for all parties is set for June 30 before District Court Judge Ted Stewart.

EDITOR’S CORRECTION: The current location of CTR Health was erroneously stated on initial publication as that of the Live Life Health Center. CTR Health is not affiliated with and has no connection with any location of Live Life Health Center.

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5 Comments

  • LP March 14, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I am a little confused with the last paragraph of this article. I feel like it shouldn’t have been the end of it. Someone please enlighten me. I need closure.

    • Flabap March 14, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      The jury trial is scheduled for June 30th? That’s pretty much the end until the Jury decides. The paragraph above was just a quote off his bio on the website where he worked.

    • My Evil Twin March 17, 2014 at 11:59 am

      Haven’t you learned yet that death is the only closure there is? Everything else goes on and on. And even some of us believe that life goes on after death, so really I guess there is no such thing as “closure.”

  • DoubleTap March 17, 2014 at 8:22 am

    What do you know??…..a licensed drug dealer. The dealers in my neighborhood are not licensed and operate at all hours of the day and night. I wish they would get a store front like Walgreens and move away from my neighborhood.

  • Gab August 27, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    The reason he is being harassed is because he was in a documentary about the Codex Alimentarius which is a set of rules beneficiaring the drug pharm corporations. The name of the documentry is We become silentWatch “We Become Silent – The Last Days Of Health Freedom” on YouTube
    We Become Silent – The Last Days Of Health Freedom: http://youtu.be/QWEdaAaxIH8

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