This article is about the doctors who have been arrested for prescribing illegally obtained prescription drugs out of a clinic located in Los Angeles.
On Tuesday, four doctors were the arrests in this matter after making raids in California. It was found that more than 80% of the doctors were prescribing medicines known as Vicodin and Xanax, drugs that are labeled as illegal for the patients because they are known to be addictive. The Federal Authorities arrested five people who sold narcotics prescriptions at a clinic know as L.A and supplied these illegally obtained prescription drugs to Texas.
They were almost five people which included the doctor, the operator and t more people of the Harvard Heights Clinic who were charged a high accusation by the grand jury for selling the prescriptions that powerful and addictive painkillers, cough syrups and anti-anxiety medications that are well known for causing addiction among the addicts.
According to the prosecutors, the maximum dosage prescriptions of about 80% were by the brand names known as Vicodin, Norco, and Lortab – or alprazolam.
In late 2013 a doctor known as Garg, who was 63 years old, got her medical license revoked by the medical board because it was found that she was a medical substance abuser.
Anthony D. Williams, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s told in his statement that. Garg and her employees used to issue prescriptions that were sometimes given fraudulently under a second doctor’s name. She allowed an unlimited number of opioids to hit the street of Texas and Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, acting U.S. Atty Stephanie Yonekura said that these drugs have now become a “major source” of prescription drugs that are now being sold in the streets of the Western United States.
In 2013, about 10000 pills were banned by the authorities in Los Angles, in the area of Jagehauel Gillespie as well as 13 people’s licenses were also sealed who were driving by taking the names of other people. In July 2010, he and another defendant were caught driving with large amounts of prescription drugs with them as well as 28 prescriptions of controlled substances to other people were also issued. Gillespie charged up to $500 for prescriptions, prosecutors alleged.
Furthermore, some other people were also arrested on Tuesday, which included Diane Nunez, 24 who used to look over the day to day operations of the clinic.
Also arrested Tuesday were Diane Nunez, 24, who oversaw the clinic’s day-to-day operations; Daniel Clay, who was found shipping the drugs illegally to Texas and Ray Steven Benton, 56 in order to get more prescriptions at the clinic.
Authorities are still in search of some other people including Jessica Poe,32 and Gillespie’s girlfriend who was found doing fake signatures of a doctor on prescriptions and Joseph, 35 who also recruited patients for illegal purposes.
A doctor who feels guilty for selling pain pills to addicts:
A precursory doctor who was working at the center of Sham medical clinic in Los Angeles says that he now feels guilty of charging addicts up to $500 for painkiller prescriptions.
According to U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. Madhu Garg, 64, was also guilty for illegally distributing a drug known as oxycodone, also found as a brand named OxyContin and Percocet and for being involved in money laundering. She had been transferring money illegally to a Malaysian bank.
Garg and four other people were accused and charged by the jury for the trafficking of narcotics and selling prescriptions for powerful and addictive drugs. It was found that 10000 prescriptions were issued by Garg in a period of fifteen months and in those prescriptions, most of the drugs were for hydrocodone also known by the brand names as Vicodin, Norco, and Lortab — or alprazolam, best known as Xanax, mostly at their maximum dosage, according to prosecutors. Her medical license was also revoked in 2013, for being a controlled substance abuser.
A doctor who prescribed pain Pills to Patients stays in prison:
An ex-doctor of the sham medical clinic that has now been closed was found charging addicts for up to 500$ was kept in Federal prison for about eighteen months of time.
Madhu Garg, 65, was also ordered as a severe three years of supervised release after she gets released. This order was given by the US. District judge John A. Krondstadt.
In an argument, Attorney Ben Barron told spoke out that “Corrupt Doctors” like Garg are the one’s who are responsible for effecting the addicts and their families with these drugs. He also said that issuing prescriptions for such dangerous, powerful and addictive drugs can not at all be accepted. A prosecutor further said that Garg was motivated by “greed’
However, Kronsdadt, said that Garg had physical, mental and addiction issues, and these reasons were enough to warrant a lesser sentence.