A Moab dentist has been accused by state licensing regulators of illegally obtaining and abusing drugs, a petition said.

Dr. Mac M. Ross wrote prescriptions to known drug addicts for non-dental purposes, the petition said, then split the drugs with those people.According to the petition filed April 9 by the state Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Ross secured drugs by writing fictitious prescriptions using the names of family members. He also called in prescriptions for himself and falsely represented that the medication was approved by a medical doctor, the petition said.

Attached to the petition were six pages of prescriptions, mainly for painkillers, that regulators say Ross illegally obtained for himself.

The division has accused Ross of three counts of unprofessional conduct and has petitioned for sanctions against his licenses to practice and prescribe drugs.