A Denton physician pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges Monday after being accused of overprescribing strong opioids to drug-seeking patients without assessing them, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Stanley Charles Evans, 63, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and dispense controlled substances and health care fraud.

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