Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Former emergency room doctor Darryl Gebien pleads guilty to fentanyl trafficking

A former Barrie emergency room doctor who lost himself in the world of drug addiction pleaded guilty to trafficking and forging hundreds of fentanyl prescriptions Monday.

Darryl Gebien, 46, was initially charged with 144 counts but Friday pleaded guilty to only one count of trafficking and one count of forging prescriptions. Outside of court, Gebien said he went to a rehabilitation facility and kicked his habit. “It was tough, but I did it,” he said. He insists he never wrote or shared a prescription for financial gain. “I’m an addict, not a criminal. It’s not as if I was doing this for money or profit.”

He will be back in court for sentencing in February.