A Huntington Beach man is scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday to taking part in a scheme, allegedly led by a Santa Ana-based psychiatrist, to disseminate prescriptions for opioids and other drugs without medical need.
William Jason Plumley, 40, signed a plea deal signaling that he plans to admit guilt to one federal count each of distribution of methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.
Plumley was indicted in June, along with Dr. Robert Tinoco Perez, 56, of Westminster, who has a March trial date.
Perez is accused of writing the prescriptions for drugs — such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and amphetamine salts — that Plumley allegedly sold. The two are accused of sharing the profits during their alleged partnership, which lasted from 2017 through February of this year, according to Plumley’s plea agreement.
Plumley is also set to admit he sold 26.94 grams of methamphetamine on Jan. 16 in a Super 8 Motel parking lot on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa, according to his plea agreement.
In one deal, Plumley allegedly paid Perez $700 for a prescription for 90 tablets of 30 mg Roxicodone, one of the brand names for oxycodone, a powerful opioid painkiller.