A Provo ophthalmologist who pleaded guilty last month to four counts of obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation will either serve time in jail or do community service.
Paul F. Olson, 40, admitted last month to calling in prescriptions for patients and then picking the drugs up for his own use. Friday, 4th District Judge Ray M. Harding sentenced Olson to 14 days in jail on each of the third-degree felony counts for a total of 56 days. Rather than spend the time in jail, Olson can do 672 hours of community service. Harding also ordered Olson to pay $2,500 in fines and fees and placed him on 36 months probation. He must continue with outpatient drug counseling and submit to random drug testing.Olson's attorney said his client no longer has a license to issue prescriptions.