Alpena County District Attorney charges Michigan doctor with 4 drug felonies.
Detroit, MI (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–The Associated Press reported on Sunday, an Alpena physician, who was previously arrested for charges of illegally selling and prescribing methadone and other narcotic drugs, was arraigned in court. Dr. Robert Eugene Thompson pled not guilty of the prescription drug charges in front of the judge.
The Alpena County Prosecutor charged Thompson with four felony counts of unlawfully prescribing controlled substances, like methadone and other narcotic medications. Investigators for the Huron undercover Narcotics Team were treated by the physician with narcotic pain medication prescriptions after they revealed, to the doctor, they were not in pain but needed the drugs to feed their addictions.
The detectives heading the illegal drug investigation, involving high powered narcotic prescriptions, state people traveled from as far away as Sault Ste. Marie, Gaylord and Oscoda to get drugs from the doctor. The doctor was arrested on August 5, 2008 according to new reports and his pretrial hearing was set for Monday.
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