Wisconsin orthopedic surgeon (or ex-surgeon) Mark Benson allegedly ingested a cocktail of Ambien, Xanax and Oxycodone prior to smashing into a another vehicle killing a grade school assistant principle, her unborn baby, and daughter, as well as injuring two others. Out on 1,000,000 bail, this ex-doctor apparently harbored a cache of guns and 'roids.
Benson, the former orthopedic doctor charged with driving intoxicated and killing three and injuring two in an Oconomowoc crash last April, might just have added his mother and stepfather's $500,000 to the toll of damage.
The cash they posted as bail so he could await trial in the comfort of his $1.6 million property on Lower Nashotah Lake in Summit will be forfeited if prosecutors have their way.
It doesn't take a brain surgeon to know that when the judge sets conditions for bail - no guns and no doctor and pharmacy shopping, for example - you'd have to be an idiot to order a stash of drugs on the sly by mail and keep an arsenal of weapons in the house.
As just about anybody following this case knows, Benson landed back in jail last week on bail-jumping charges after investigators found three rifles, three handguns, eight switchblades, an estimated 20,000 to 50,000 rounds of ammunition and bottles of steroids delivered by mail order from a Florida "pharmaceuticals" company...
The man is already a pariah - accused of being high on prescription drugs, his license revoked for a third drunken driving conviction days earlier, when he smashed his Cadillac SUV into the rear of Jennifer Bukosky's car just as her traffic signal turned green.
In addition to Bukosky, 39, the crash killed her unborn child and her 10-year-old daughter, Courtney, and seriously injured Courtney's friend and her brother.
The source of the drugs? A Florida mail-order 'pharmacy'.
The package was from Glenn Stephanos at Palm Beach Pharmaceuticals in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
A year ago, Stephanos and his brother agreed to testify against others and escaped prison time for selling steroids and human growth hormone over the Internet in a nationwide distribution ring that incriminated at least 24 people in New York and Florida, including high-profile sports figures.
Draw your own conclusions.