Original Case Details
Prescription drugs that carry a street value of more than $40 million were illegally prescribed by Metro Detroit doctors according to federal prosecutors. Federal agents recently raided nearly two dozen locations that are alleged to be part of a massive scheme to sell almost 2 million prescription pain pills that involved 19 people. The United States Attorney’s Office unsealed a 44-count indictment that charges the individuals with conspiracy to illegally distribute prescription drugs. Those charged include doctors, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, as well as patient recruiters who brought in fake patients to help further the conspiracy. It is alleged that this conspiracy began in September of 2017 where medical professionals wrote prescriptions for fake patients, which has since resulted in nearly 2 million prescription pain pills hitting the black market on the street. It is alleged that some of the pharmacists billed private insurance companies and also billed public insurers such as Medicare and Medicaid in filling these fraudulent prescriptions.