Mesa Nurse Practitioner Indicted Over Alleged Illegal Opioid Prescribing Practices

MESA - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that 59-year-old Nurse Practitioner Deborah Ann Cooney has been indicted on 14 criminal charges related to her alleged illegal opioid prescribing practices at a clinic she operates in Mesa, Arizona.

The investigation conducted by the Phoenix Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) developed allegations of improper prescribing practices related to opioid prescriptions she provided, specifically Oxycodone. 

Cooney was served with an immediate suspension order by the DEA, immediately suspending her DEA registration and her ability to write prescriptions for controlled substances.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office assisted the DEA in this investigation.

All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

A copy of the indictment is available here.

A photo of the defendant is included below:


Deborah Ann Cooney Mug