CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say four doctors have been arrested on charges of improperly prescribing a drug used to treat painkiller addiction from several Indiana offices.
Federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents and local police officers raided the clinics Friday morning in Carmel, Noblesville, Muncie, Kokomo and Centerville.
Carmel police Maj. Aaron Dietz says the raids followed an undercover investigation of offices where patients would arrive and pay cash for prescriptions of Suboxone. That drug can be used to treat addictions to opioid painkillers or heroin.
Dietz said the patients would often have little or no contact with the doctors giving them the prescriptions.
Several others who worked at the offices also face criminal charges from the investigation.