Florida doctor put Xanax and Ambien in woman’s drink. She didn’t know what he did


A Palm Beach County neurologist earned his medical license this week after pouring powders analyzed as Alzaprolam (brand name: Xanax) and Zolpidem (brand name: Ambien) into a woman’s drink at a Boca Raton restaurant bar. Did.

The state medical commission’s final order to revoke Dr. Mircea Moralieu’s license posted Monday. At the hearings before the final order, Moralieu was present but not represented by an attorney. The administrative complaint’s allegations taken from the arrest report were taken as findings of fact.

As far as the criminal side of the situation goes, Moralieu has just over two years on five years’ probation on food or water poisoning charges. That means he won’t plead guilty and can still disagree about what happened. I’m here. the court convicts the defendant

According to Morariu’s online Florida Department of Health licensing profile, Delray Beach neurologists Licensed since August 26, 1999, no previous discipline issues.

Mircea Moraryu was a neurologist.

Mircea Moraryu was a neurologist.

Powder your drink while she’s in the powder room?

According to the arrest report, Moralieu met with a female friend on September 10, 2018, at the now-closed Ouzo Bay at 201 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. According to reports, the woman later told police she had known Moralieu for almost 20 years through a mutual friend. She later told police that she had taken Xanax, which she had a prescription for, a day or two earlier, and had smoked cocaine within a week.

When she got to Ouzo Bay, she said, Moralieu was already at the bar. They ordered food and drink, a martini for her. Early in her second sobriety, she headed to the bathroom.

That’s when a surveillance camera caught Moralieu appearing to put his hand in his pocket, but a “technical problem” caused the video to pause before Moralieu did something with the woman’s drink. Another customer sitting at the door told police he clearly saw him take out a small plastic bag of powder, pour it into his hand, and toss it into her drink.

The witness told police that when she saw the woman with Moralieu sipping a drink, she went outside and called her manager. The manager, bartender and police noticed a “white powdery substance” on the bottom and rim of the glass.

By this time, Moralieu had gone to the restroom and when he came out, he was confronted by the police. His eating and drinking partner was taken to Boca Raton Hospital, where detectives found her to be “a bit incoherent” and unable to make her statement.

When blood, urine, and chemistry tests came back, the woman tested positive for alzaprolam, zolpidem, and cocaine. The plastic bag contained alzaprolam and zolpidem residues. The martini glass had zolpidem residue.