Prescott doctor sentenced to prison for drug and sex violations

Randy Joe Spicer

Randy Joe Spicer

PRESCOTT -- Dr. Randy Joe Spicer, 40, a naturopathic doctor from Prescott, was sentenced by Yavapai Superior Court Judge Tina Ainley to a total 13.5 years in prison, followed by three years' probation and lifetime sex offender registration.

Ainley also revoked Dr. Spicer's license to practice medicine.

The sentence is the result of two separate criminal cases.  On April 17, 2013, Spicer pled guilty to four counts of luring a minor for sexual exploitation, one count of sexual conduct with a minor and possession of marijuana.  In the second criminal case, Dr. Spicer pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit transportation of a dangerous drug for sale.

The cases against Spicer started in early spring of 2012 when detectives with the Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) received information regarding his prescribing practices. Through efforts of the Yavapai County Prescription Pill Task Force, undercover doctor visits were arranged by detectives. During the course of the investigation, a minor patient reported that Spicer engaged in sexual activity with her on two separate occasions at his medical practice. A search warrant on Spicer's medical office and residence was executed.  Several emails were located between Spicer and the minor patient in which Spicer allegedly solicited sexual conduct with the girl.  Spicer was arrested on charges sexual conduct with a minor and luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

While Spicer was on bail, a detective with the Prescription Pill Task Force arranged an undercover visit with him.  The detective, acting as a fictitious patient, advised Spicer that he previously prescribed pills to him and that he has not taken any one of the pills but instead sold them.  The detective stated that he had someone interested in purchasing pills from him and if the doctor would prescribe him pills for that purpose.  Spicer prescribed 90 Xanex pills to the undercover detective.

Text messages were also obtained in which Spicer was soliciting sexual conduct with another minor.  Although not formally charged for that crime, the parties agreed to add a count to the plea agreement that encompassed Spicer's conduct with this additional victim.  


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