Bull Mountain doctor, Moos, placed on probation
- Geoff Pursinger
- The Times - News
The former Bull Mountain doctor who fled the country seven years ago ahead of state and federal drug charges has been placed on probation and will receive no additional jail time.
Steven G. Moos, 41, was convicted March 15 of one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of endangering the welfare of his children in a stipulated facts trial.
A stipulated facts trial is similar to a guilty plea. Moos (pronounced 'Moss') agreed to evidence against him. Remaining charges of possessing cocaine, ketamine and three other counts of endangering the welfare of a minor were dismissed.
Moos pleaded guilty to federal charges in December. Sentencing in the federal charges is set for April 18.
In 2000 Oregon Medical Board placed Moos on probation after he prescribed Viagra, Rogaine and other medications to customers over the Internet without first providing an examination.
In January 2003, the Oregon Department of Justice barred Moos from dispensing drugs or nutritional supplements. Officials accused Moos of making false claims about a female arousal cream called Viaglide, which he marketed online.
In 2003 Washington County authorities seized cocaine, marijuana and other illegal drugs from his million-dollar home on Bull Mountain.
Moos disappeared in 2004 after federal prosecutors accused him of attempting to import a mislabeled human growth hormone from China and. He was charged with making a false statement to the DEA.
Moos faced a laundry list of charges at the federal and state level including misbranding medication, making false statements to the Drug Enforcement Administration and obtaining controlled substances by misrepresentation.
Six years later Moos was arrested in Dubai in United Arab Emirates after he was caught performing plastic surgery on a kitchen table under the name of a prominent Washington, D.C., plastic surgeon.