Grand Jury indicts Center Harbor physician on prescription abuse charges

LACONIA — A Center Harbor physician who surrendered his medical license in July has been indicted by a Belknap County grand jury on two counts of writing a fraudulent prescription and for one count of identify fraud.

Belknap County Attorney Melissa Guldbrandsen said yesterday that Dr. Hasan A. Duymazler, 46, whose last known address was 24 Dew Point Lane also faced three additional criminal charges in Carroll County.

Duymazler is accused of writing a prescription for "Matthew Stewart" for oxycodone between January 21 and May 13 and filling it himself at the pharmacy at Hannaford's Supermarket in Gilford. He is also accused of doing the same thing between October 8, 2012 and December 30, 2012.

He also allegedly posed as another person for the purpose of filling one of the prescriptions on June 7, 2013.

Guldbrandsen said the indictments were the result of a N.H. State Police narcotics investigation.

Duymazlar was first criminally charged for obtaining a prescription by fraud on July 17 and trying to fill it in North Conway. On July 18 and after an emergency meeting of the N.H. Board of Medicine, Duymazlar surrendered his license to practice medicine.

At the time of his suspension Duymazlar had a practice in Wolfeboro.

According to a media release issued by the board of medicine on July 19, two separate pharmacists in two separate pharmacies in North Conway became suspicious when he tried to fill a prescription for oxycodone (a narcotic pain killer) at one and later tried to fill it at another.

When he was asked for identification by the first pharmacist, he couldn't produce any and pharmacist refused to fill the prescription. At some point in June the two pharmacists compared notes, recognized Duymazlar from his photograph on a N.H. hospital's Website, and contacted the state.