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Oakton Dentist Arrested for Distributing Narcotics

Hamada Makarita charged with distributing a controlled substance

UPDATE (March 22): On March 20, U.S. Magistrate Judge T. Rawles Jones Jr. modified the conditions of Hamada Makarita's release to allow him to prescribe certain antibiotics. He is permitted to prescribe Amoxicillin, Erythromycin and Clindamycin.

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UPDATE (March 16):  During Hamada Makarita's initial court appearance Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge T. Rawles Jones Jr. ordered him to surrender his Drug Enforcement Administration license and travel documents and prohibited him from prescribing drugs in any extent as conditions of his release.

No monetary bail was set for his release.

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Original Article (March 15)

Oakton dentist Hamada Makarita illegally acquired narcotic painkillers over a three-year stretch during which he took explicit photos of women to whom he had provided the drugs, according to federal prosecutors.

Makarita, who lives and owns a dental practice in Oakton, was arrested today for illegally obtaining narcotics and then providing them to the women he dated, according to documents from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Makarita is charged with distributing a controlled substance and made his initial appearance this afternoon at the U.S. District Court in Alexandria. The charge holds a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison if convicted.

He faces no sex charges, nor does the affidavit specify whether the women in the photos took the drugs willingly.

The FBI began investigating Makarita after a former employee at his practice — at 2936 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 200 — provided information to the FBI accusing him of calling in medically unnecessary prescriptions under the names of his employees and patients, and instructed patients to return unused pills to his office.

Prescriptions included painkillers such as Vicodin, Percoset and Fetanyl.

The former employee told the FBI that Makarita would describe how he would provide pills to his girlfriends during dates, even once sending the former employee three emails in one day which contained three photos: one of a nude female, who appeared unconscious, lying on a bed with her legs spread; another of a female sitting behind a counter with her eyes closed wearing a shirt, but because of limitations whether she is wearing pants can't be determined though a bare leg is showing; and a third one of a female with her eyes closed leaning against a bathroom counter wearing high-heeled shoes but no clothing.

A review of the Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program report for Makarita showed 16 prescriptions were assigned to the former employee between 2007 and 2010, according to the affidavit. None of those prescriptions were listed in the informant's patient file.

Other informants told the FBI of instances in which Makarita provided narcotics to his girlfriends while also abusing drugs himself. Read the full affidavit above.

anotherpervdoctor April 12, 2012 at 01:05 PM
he roofied his dates like a frat boy daddys money
VGM April 18, 2012 at 04:58 AM
I suppose in today’s world it is easier to believe the bad over the good, but this is not true.This is about an old employee who is a thief. Dr. Makarita is a hard working man who dedicates his life to the art of his dentistry. He has always been respectful and professional with me. I will continue to recommend him to anyone I meet.
Finally The Truth April 24, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Did you all read the new article in this case? It was today's front page of the Patch. I read every word. Interesting how the truth can be twisted and made to look completely the opposite of the real truth. The real truth is in the Defense's filings, with proof that KD is a real doozie. A convicted FELON. Shheeesh, most of the paperwork was hogged up by KD's criminal CONVICTION documents. One year suspended penitentiary time (6 years probation). But wait...based on these public documents, which are now FINALLY available on Oakton Patch, I have a question. If KD was convicted in 1992, got a six-year probation, but was FIRED in 1993 for insurance FRAUD, WASN'T SHE IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF HER PROBATION?!!! Shouldn't SHE be the one in prison?!!! Wow, what balls (excuse my French). To be CONVICTED, almost go to jail, then turn around the very next year AND COMMIT MORE FRAUD? It's crazy that people are listening to the allegations of a convicted felon? Don't know about you, but it makes me sick. What's in it for the prosecution? Won't the look pretty silly in front of a jury? Hey, just my point of view - but if I were a juror reading both sides, I know where my vote would be. How about you? But before you answer, please read all the docs.
Mark L. Wright April 24, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Innocent until proven guilty! The Truth shall set you free! The FBI ruined the life of that poor man who was falsely accused of the bombing at the Atlanta Olympics. Last night the 3 lead stories on the news were about trials in progress. All the sensational reporting on air and print makes folks watch and buy papers. I don't any of these folks gives a damn about the guilt or innocence of the defendants as long as the ratings keep at respectable levels. They are all guilty of Contempt Prior to Investigation. My wife and I have been patients of Dr. Makarita for over 15 years. He is a good man and a superior Dentist. Everyone who is slamming this man is doing so without knowing all the facts. Many folks just like to kick anyone when they are down. The small mindedness of folks in America never ceases to amaze. The defense has been closed mouth about their evidence which will be presented at trial. Once the jury pronounces their verdict we will all know what's up. I believe this is a vendetta by a former employee who stole over $100,000.00 from his practice. We will continue to go to Dr. Makarita as our dentist. We will also support him through his trial. Hopefully, he will be vindicated of all charges. When this happens, I hope those of you who are kicking him while he is down will post apologies when he is found not guilty.
Tina June 27, 2012 at 10:31 PM
I am sorry so basically you know nothing about dr. Makarita

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