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Brick Physician Assistant Charged With Selling Drug Prescriptions

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Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr)

A physician assistant from Brick was arrested and charged with selling prescriptions for opiates and other drugs, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced Saturday.

Frank Campione, 45, is charged with one count each of third degree unlawful practice of medicine, second degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, and third degree conspiracy to obtain a controlled dangerous substance by fraud.

Campione was released from custody after posting $150,000 bail with no option to post 10 percent, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen.


Campione’s arrest, prosecutors said in a statement, comes as the result of a four-month investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.  The investigation revealed that between Jan. 2015 and Jan. 2016, Campione, a licensed physician assistant with a home office in Brick, met with individuals in public places and sold them prescriptions for opiates and other drugs, including oxycodone and Xanax.

If convicted of the second degree offense, Campione faces a sentence of five to ten years in prison. If convicted of either of the third degree charges, he faces a sentence of up to five years in prison for each count.

Campione is being represented by attorney Frederick P. Sisto, of Brick.

  • J W

    White devil selling drugs to the other hicks. That’s the present drug problem in a nutshell right there.

    • Chief Wahoo

      It’s what happens when people continue to believe in the Ponzi scam of infinite growth on a finite planet. We have hit the peak and people will do things they normally might not do to keep from falling off the hamster wheel. It will continue. Until there finally is a much needed reset of the fraudulent system. Simple as that.

    • Mark Story Jenks

      White devil? Where did you learn that phrase?

      • J W

        Malcolm X- a real American hero.

      • Late Night Comedian

        He was the son on the Bill Cosby Show.

  • Attacks on medical professionals is illegal and purely for government gain by confiscating assets. Drugs don’t cause drug abuse. That is pure government propaganda. For the
    REAL cause of drug abuse, watch https://youtu.be/YvG5Vv5rW5A. Using illegal means to attack a profession is only starting. Don’t wait until it is you and your profession. Stop these attacks now.