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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