Dr. Simmon Wilcox

A doctor who formerly had a practice in Center Township is now facing a trial on federal drug charges.

Dr. Simmon Lee Wilcox has been charged in federal district court with two counts of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and four counts of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance. Alleged co-conspirators are also facing additional charges of identification document fraud.

Wilcox’s office in Center Township was raided by US Drug Enforcement agents last February. Another facility operated by Wilcox in St George, Utah, was also raided by federal agents at the time.

Federal prosecutors say Dr. Wilcox distributed Oxycodone and Hydrocodone to fictitious patients between July 15, 2010 and March 15, 2013.

DEA agents say Dr. Wilcox “wrote prescriptions for Oxycontin, Roxicodone, and other narcotics in the name of one of his accomplices and multiple false names. The accomplice fills the prescriptions in his/her own name and used false identities to fill the other prescriptions. The false identification cards were being produced by another accomplice. Once the drugs are obtained, they are sold via the internet and to various drug dealers.”

The agents go on to allege “Dr. Wilcox wrote prescriptions in full knowledge of the aliases and would write up to five prescriptions of Roxicodone at a time under [an informant’s] real name and under four to five aliases a month.” That informant alleges they were selling upwards of 400 pills a month for 18 months as part of the alleged scheme. “Dr. Wilcox knew [the informant] did not take the Roxicodone pills and that all of the pills obtained in both his/her real name and the aliases were being illegally distributed for monetary gain.”

Also charged by federal agents were Benjamin Grisel with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, possession with the intent to distribute, and distribution of a controlled substance; Brenda Grisel with possession with the intent to distribute, and distribution of a controlled substance; Jeron Scott Hales with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, two counts of identification document fraud, possession with the intent to distribute, and distribution of a controlled substance; Jeremy Daniel Perkins with two counts of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, two counts of possession with the intent to distribute, and distribution of a controlled substance; and Randall David Ayrton with two counts of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, two counts of possession with the intent to distribute, and distribution of a controlled substance.

Court documents state Dr. Wilcox is certified in family practice medicine, but “holds himself out as an expert in addiction, pain management, laser lipo, stem cell therapy and hormone therapy.” One website operated by Wilcox states he is “currently licensed in 7 States and has a pending application in Dubai,” and that he specializes in “rapid drug & alcohol detox.” A Facebook page for Wilcox states he specializes in “sexual dysfunction in men & women.”

An expected five-day trial for Dr. Wilcox is scheduled for June 30th. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

Morry David (in truck) watches the raid with an unidentified African American man / photo by John Paul
Center Township Police assisted with the raid / photo by John Paul
Federal agents removing boxes from location / photo by John Paul


  1. Why would a doctor destroy his reputation??  He could have made plenty of money in any of his “specialties”.  So much for the oath “Do no harm”. 

    • All yall on here now bad mouthing him but he probably done something 4 you but instead of talking about him try praying for him right now that’s what the man need you never know where you might be later. 

      • He don’t deserve prayers or sympathy. You wanna pray for someone, how bout you pray for the people who are now lost forever to death and the families fractured forever by this mans greed. He didn’t have any sympathy for the people he was hurting and the families an communities he was destroying! Save your prayers for someone who REALLY needs them!

      • First of all Nikki watch who you are talking to because you don’t tell her who to pray for because everybody deserves prayer. If you don’t like what she said move on and keep your comments to yourself. Everybody has an opinion and that’s hers so watch it ok.

      • Hey Celena, maybe YOU should watch who you’re talking to, ok. I can freely express my opinion, and you’re free to like or dislike it. I don’t give a shit which. If I WAS to pray, it would be for the families who have to clean up this horrendous mess that this fraud of a doctor left behind. It’ll be for personal friends of mine, who have lost family members BECAUSE of this POS. It will NOT be for him. He HAD a choice, and he made it. Now he can live with the consequence. Oh, and feel free to kiss my ass on the way out. Thank you.

    • Really? When someone in a trusted profession such as a doctor deals drugs, I think anyone is allowed to pass judgement anyway they deem fit. Apparently, you drink the Wilcox Kool-Aid.

    • That is a bullshit cop-out rach. He knows the law. He knows the medical effects of addiction. He is just greedy.


    • Well, Rayetta, this common misquote comes from taking
      it out of its Biblical context and not understanding the actual meaning
      – attributable to Jesus – it has in the Bible. The caution given
      was that people should be willing to be judged by the same standard
      of judgment when they judge others. It is a not a scripture verse warning about
      judging an action. Actually, good judgment about behavior is a
      necessary part of the Bible’s teachings if one is to live a “good”
      life.   Judging behavior is not defying God’s monopoly on judgment, as you suggest. Then you play the tiresome race card — pray for him because racism exists, an incredible Non Sequitur, and, white doctors “get away with” (causing) other people’s pain. And what exactly is the “Devil” force here you think is present “claiming a life” ?Go ahead and pray for this train wreck doctor, if you wish, but first go back to Sunday school and get your stories straight, because you clearly don’t know what the heck you are talking about. Sometimes misquoting the Bible to right perceived wrongs is worse than the original wrong itself, because it misleads and presumes an inside track to the truth. If you still don’t get it, go back and read your comments and then consider another saying about casting the first stone. . . 

      • i think we all have people close who come short, judgements are wrong if we are to instruct and uplift and people are not perfect, one is just as bad for condeming another for pointing out that some people are convicted more then others, its not a crutch its a documented fact, so the coward user keep away from me as ignorance is contagious, rayetta you have a small point but we all should look inward and correct ourselves to reflect in society 

    • What the hell are you rambling on about? Another black holy person mumbling about the white devils. If you ever have a hope of racial equality, stop trying to blame anyone but yourself when you fuck up.

    I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:
    I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.
    I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.
    I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.
    I will not be ashamed to say “I know not,” nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery.
    I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.
    I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.
    I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.
    I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.
    If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.
    —Written in 1964 by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University, and used in many medical schools today.


      • For the love of your invisible sky god, your little book of fairy tales don’t mention ravens, last I checked. An EDUCATED individual would usually equate the name Raven with the late author Edgar Allan Poe. At least that’s what THIS educated bitch did. Quit trying to play the race card, because that ignorant bullshit don’t fly here.

      • Rayetta, I use the screen name of Raven, because of the influence Poe’s writing style had on my writing when I first started writing in my teens — not what he wrote, but how he wrote it. Yes, racism is quite real, but it is how it is dealt with that matters. It shouldn’t be a weapon or a crutch — something that is evident in the comments here.”SEE WHITE FOLKS WOULD LIKE TO PLAY ON OUR INTELLIGENCE, BUT WE ARE SMARTER THAN THE AVERAGE PEOPLE.” — Not so. According to modern scientific studies and intelligence testing data and norms, there is no biological difference in intelligence attributable to race, and “average” is a statistical term that doesn’t exist in reality.  “Trash”!?  Nope, no race card there!”Bitch”!?  Not that serious to you?  Come on now…If your Bible — one of MANY holy books for MANY deities prayed to on this planet — gives you solace, by all means read it and quote from it, but better than you do now, because what you are preaching what you are doing here don’t match. I really don’t care what people believe in to get them through the day, unless it infringes upon my dealing with life, but current organized religion’s control is not for me. Often, it stops progress dead in its tracks. When “natural” death is “defeated” by body part replacements and body genetic reprogramming in the next 100 to 200 years, there will be no need to scare, browbeat and threaten the shit out of people from their youngest days by claiming an eternal damnation awaits them after dying.  Take away certain death, and there is no need for a religious afterlife, because, other than dealing with “nothingness” after death, there is really nothing to be afraid of.  It’s “getting there” that scares people enough to look for a way out. Science and societal governments are pretty good at laying down some basic moral principles for people to live by. At least there we have a say in what they are. 

      • @Raven, I respected you before, when I first started writing here, but after your last reply on this thread, that respect has grown by leaps and bounds. (I know this has nothing to do with the subject at hand, but I just wanted to convey that. And my shock that you actually swore! I hope my bad influence isn’t rubbing off on you…..I would be most saddened.)

      • nikki and the coward user, its clear you guys watch fox news and are mad that people point out that racism is real, lucky two wrongs dont make a right and we live in a just world as you will never know the pains these things bring and the time it takes to heal, glad you folk can only say things like this to the internet as it would break my heart more than upset me that your still in 2014 racists and dont even know it lol and behind every fortune is a crime….. bill gates steve jobs warren buffet, so speak ill of all crooks

      • @Floyd, no, I don’t watch Faux news, and I never said racism wasn’t real. The race card has no business in this convo, because it doesn’t matter the color of his skin, he’s a drug dealer, who abused his authority and power, and as such, deserves every bit of hatred and vitriol aimed at him. And before you try screaming racism, let me let you in on a little known fact…..I’m not just some dumb white girl. 

    • @DMX, while I have no doubt that the man has done good works, and nobody can take that away from him, what he was doing on the side is just not acceptable. I’m glad that he was able to help you, and “save your life”, as you put it, but that doesn’t absolve him from his illegal transgressions….

  4. He was the doctor in charge at the Beaver County jail for many years too Theres another story about licensing there too. 

    • Yes John, he’s was the physician at the BCJ. He also provided the means to help get the inmates who had a drug or alcohol problem the means to get through the detox period. And then, as soon as that inmate hit the streets, he was right back to writing scripts for these people for the very same meds he detoxed them off of. He was enabling and taking advantage of people who were already in a fragile state, just having been released from incarceration. He didn’t just disregard the whole “do no harm” bit, because the more people who relapse, the more money in his pocket. He was running a “pill mill” similar to those in Florida. I think it’s time to play “connect the dots”…~Doc employed by the BCJ, which has many connections to our sheriff, and the building in which he was using for an office, is owned by none other than our sheriff’s brother. I’m sure there is much more there, but that’s a good starting point.

      • That’s a bingo, Nikki.  Thank you for the insight.  I’m certain that his tenure at Gateway went the same way.

    • I don’t know what else he would have up his sleeve to sing about, seeing as they raided multiple offices, and have also arrested his many accomplices, not to mention that they have the medical files to accompany these charges. If he does have a song to sing, and it’s worthwhile, I, for one would like to hear it….

  5. I remember when Dr. Wilcox first came to town, he was an excellent physician. He took care of both of my parents and they loved him. After my father died, Dr. Wilcox cried and continued to take care of my mother.  But along the way he met a female inmate at the Beaver County Jail (P.R.) got involved in the drug scene and became a bad doctor.  He overlooked my mothers health problems until she died from colon cancer.  The man will have to answer for his misdeeds and I feel for his family.  He came from a good family and his misdeeds are not from his race but for the love of money.  I will pray for him because everyone needs prayer.  But Rayetta, you were at the jail when Dr. Wilcox became involved with P. R. I am sure you remember when he started that slide into the drug scene.

    • From what I can gather, most physicians don’t go through all those years of hard work, intensive study and stress beyond belief, to just become a “pill pusher”. They start with noble intentions. It just takes one time, its different circumstances for everybody, and greed can take hold just as strong, if not stronger than any of the narcotics that he is in control of. Money IS the root of all evil, and it takes a strong individual to fight against that. Weredareres, I only know you from this site (I think, LOL), and please accept my condolences in regards with the passing of your mother. I am sorry that is something that you had to go through, with a physician who was more concerned with the almighty dollar, instead of those who truly needed him.

    • You know most of us here? Well then, Sherlock, who am I? I have no skeletons in my closet that most people, who truly know me, don’t already know about. I’d be glad to carry on this conversation elsewhere, in private mails, if you prefer, or on here.

  6. SILENCE!!!  I just love it when people posting on here (and on other sites) have no real intelligent reply to debate another person’s viewpoint on a topic so they decide to “play the race card” to distract from the real topic issue at hand.  YOU’RE WELCOME!!

    • I do hope that you are not speaking about everyone here, sir. There’s a small group of people who ALWAYS play that stupid card…

  7. Nikki..stfu you fat pig. Go get a life! Why every time I come to the comment section I see your fat arse sitting on every last one LOL!

    • Hey hillbilly boy, I comment because I care about the situation at hand. I love your juvenile attempts to try to hurt my feelings. Thankfully, not one bit of my day revolves around what you think of me. If anyone needs to study, it’s you, since you’ve brought nothing of intelligence to the convo at hand. Piss off.

  8. W


    • DMX, my dumb brotha, we shall see that this man pays his dues. Interstate prescription drug traffic is not something to take lightly. This guy wasted his life.

    • There
      is a legal precedent for this current doctor’s problems that occurred
      locally back in the seventies. But that doctor was a leader in his
      community and his profession and was really trying to help people get
      off drugs. He too, was black, but that was irrelevant to what happened. The times were
      just not ready for that kind of intervention, and there is no real
      reason that was/has been given for his being charged. Some say he was set up.  No one knew/knows. Unfortunately, the
      public and law were not forgiving. It was too much for him to emotionally bear,
      and he committed suicide — a great loss to the his family, his
      community and his profession. Today, people just don’t realize, or
      ignore, that drug withdrawal is best dealt with as an inpatient
      treatment, under the close management of doctors and professional
      staff. This current doctor, though, apparently tried to beat the system, and it
      didn’t work.

    • DMX, I would like to point out to you, that just because this man HAS done some good works in his life, that it doesn’t absolve him for the wrongs that he has committed. Nobody is perfect, and the truth doesn’t ALWAYS come out in court. The good that he has done, CANNOT erase the bad that has happened because of him. I’m sorry, but it just doesn’t work that way.

  9. I’m sorry to hear. I worked at Aliquippa Hospital and remember Dr Wilcox as charismatic, kind, and stepping up to do a lot for local charities of which he didn’t receive any monetary compensation. 

    • Doctors are human too, and sadly as such, can be corrupted. It is always sad to hear things about people we used to know.

  10. Wilcox was a good guy at one time

    He played a little too much in the enhancement of muscle building for some but good guy.

    Then as time went on and financial troubles RAISed beyond and tax problems the rumors did too and to the point over a decade it became apparent he slung pills like no other.

    And what saved him was across the street at lindys restaurant come on fools who we kidding everyone knows who ran that office and bailed him out of IRS problems and eventually owned his car, home, office then his soul…. You could hear the guy saying how he owns him as he wrote down bets.

    Then they got so many people hooked on oxy, the burger man and friends opened a methadone clinic bought the building and good old under the thumb Wilcox ran it fir them

    Wasn’t until recent he cleaned up debt and got away but then was hooked on the new way to be a doctor and the losers that hung around him bright him down further now it caught him good

    • He is responsible for his own demise, no one else is. Sadly, he contributed to the demise of others. And that is unforgivable. Sorry.

  11. @Nikki: Thanks for the comments, but I also like how you can cut to the chase and get to the basics in matters, even at the risk of taking flak for it.  Yes, swearing helps at times. I got off topic on religion, but I’m tired of taking sanctimonious crap from people who have their own agendas. 

    • Perhaps that is Morry’s bodyguard? He did get robbed at his home for a rather large sum of money, if I recall correctly? Or possibly his lawyer? I wonder what ever did come of that whole situation with the Morry David robbery? Was that ever resolved? Why the hell was he carrying so much cash to begin with? Oh, the questions never stop when they concern the David family…..

      • I am just curious as to why he was there watching in the first place. Just a coincidence? Was he a franchisee for the good doctor? A distributor? Was he picking up Georgie’s prescription?

      • Or on the other side of that coin, he could have been with the dea and was keeping an eye on him? I don’t know.

    • I missed this the first time I read it, but the connection to Morry David’s presence being there, is that he owns that building that Wilcox was running his office out of. Hence the “connect the dots” game from earlier. (Wilcox used to be the BCJ’s physician, and we all know how sheriff David is tied to the jail, and Wilcox was practicing out of Morry David’s building). When I first read your question, I missed the fact that you were asking WHY Morry was there, not just the other dude. My bad.

  12. The guy standing beside Morreys truck is Gonzalez Wilcox. He worked at the office as a tech and normally gave me my drug test when I had an appointment…No clue why he’s standing there…

    • One would have to assume that this man is related to the Dr then? If so, I would have to think that he was watching to see what the DEA was doing, and probably reporting back to his relative/employer. That’s only an assumption, of course.

  13. I agree with don’t be so judgemental…I know this man that is being accused…Yes he may have made some wrong decisions…But tell me which one of us has has never made a wrong decision? I know Dr Wilcox..I had the previlige of working with him at a hospital for many of years…He was one Dr who has a heart..Not just to patients, whether you have insurance or not he treated them all equal.As a coworker…unlike other doctors who we worled with in the emer rm…He talks to you regardless whether you are a nurse or housekeeping…I worked in the ER Admit area and each time he came in to bring food for the staff…It was not just for the Nurses or his co doctor…But for everyone…Dr Wilcox if you ever get to read this…Keep your head up…I am praying you get through this…take care doc…

    • Wrong decisions, you say? REALLY?!? Wow, when he’s directly responsible for a loved ones death, you DON’T get to play the “Oh, my bad, it was a wrong decision” . OH FUCK NO YOU DON’T.

  14. The key word in all of this is alleged. The man has been convicted of nothing. I too know this guy personally and he is not the monster many of you are making him out to be without knowing any of the facts surrounding his case, evidence, or lack thereof. Try to refrain from judgement until you know the facts. There are far too many false accusations and wrongful convictions taking place in this country. Just because it’s on the internet, doesn’t make it so. Hang in there, Doc!

  15. I am curious as to why the man in the picture with Morrie Davidis labeled as the unidentified African American men we can all see that he is African American yet you claim that you’re reporting is not influenced by race I beg to differ …

    • He’s identified as such, because it is a distinctive feature. In the picture, Morrie David is ID’d, as sitting in his truck. The other person, whom JP may not have known his name, is there, so he listed the identifying feature.  Stop trying to pick a fight. If anyone here is being shallow, that would be you.

  16. I agree it is such a distinctive feature that it did not even have to be mentioned! from the picture we can all tell that a man is African American why couldn’t it just have said the unidentified man nikki?…if you see nothing wrong with this and you are just as shallow as the person who wrote the caption

    • Are you offended by the use of the words “African American”? I’m asking in all seriousness, what is the big deal? Either you are truly offended, or you just happen to be a piss poor troll who needs to leave, practice, and come back.

  17. no simple mindedwhat I am offended by is not to use of the term African Americanbut by the writersfocus on the man being an African American it didn’t tell us that the other man was white even if we would have known his name it wouldn’t of said the Caucasian man it would have just said the unidentified man why is it so important to point out the obvious fact so to me in the mind of the writer this was something important that needed to be focused onand when we speak about trolls maybe we should think about your motherso now we can stopwith the insults because it’s very childish I was simply pointing out something that I saw for you to call me a troll 26 out how shallow you are as well probably cut from the same mold of racist claywho bring this country down while perpetrating the fraud of being a good citizen I cannot believe you attacked me because I simply pointed out something I should not have even been in print how about getting a lifeand learning to stop insulting people for expressing their opinionsit is narrow minded people like you who have this sense of entitlement who make it difficult for everyone !!!you are know better than anybody so sit back and be polite if you know how to…..all I’m saying is the world would be such a better place without all these stereotypes and generalization of others….it is people like youwho carry this twisted and pervertedthought processwho are ruining this country all the while you brag about how other people are messing it upyou should at home behind your computer desk complaining about how bad the world is about how bad other people are but do nothing to make a difference you’re out of touch with reality miss Nikki is that what I should call you cuz I is jussa dumb ole slave boy…ain’t dat right miss nikki…?…maybe you would feel better if the man in the picture was serving your tea….or mowing your yard…and secretly you probably wish he was in your bedroom doing some extra work too nevertheless its not my place to judge but what I can do this state my opinion and you or no one else has the right to say it doesn’t matter I saw something that shouldnt have been in print and I addressed it…

    • Ok, obviously you WERE offended, and couldn’t handle being called out on it. Somehow, you went from using the term “African American”, and then went off into a completely insane rant about slaves and ownership, I think, because that giant run on sentence hurts just trying to decipher it. If anyone here is being simple minded and shallow, that would be the person you see when you look in the mirror. And you aren’t a piss poor troll, that would be an insult to them. And I THINK you were trying to insult my mother, somehow, even though I have no idea why or how THAT silliness came about. Did I talk shit on your mom? No, I didn’t, but hey, what can I expect from a childlike person, who tries to pick fights over nothing….Oh, and I believe you tried to insinuate that I am a racist? That right there, was the funniest part of that entire scrambled brain, word vomit response/comment. By the way, my ENTIRE family tree is made up of just about every ethnicity that you can find in Beaver County. Again, you’ve failed miserably at being a troll, so please, feel free to leave any time now, go practice, and then come back, and we’ll grade you’re next attempt…..have a nice day!


  19. His shadow walks faster then himself. He has liens, unpaid clients, unhappy IRS, Many, Many lawsuits pending…so who’s judging? I think that we are what we do. He did this ALL to himself. That is the way it works. The fact that he is educated only shows he KNEW exactly what he was intentionally doing. NOTHING but a slippery CROOK



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