Doctor, pharmacist charged distributing $1.6 million doses of oxycodone – Your Houston…

Richard Arthur Evans, M.D., 70, and David D. Devido, R.Ph., 76, both of Houston, have been charged in a 24-count indictment alleging a conspiracy to commit distribution of controlled substances, mail fraud, health care fraud and money laundering, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Special Agent in Charge Joseph Arabit of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Special Agent in (more…)

Pain clinic owner Michael Leman of Slidell sentenced to 15 years – San Francisco Chronicle

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Louisiana businessman convicted of distributing oxycodone and methadone pills in eastern Kentucky by using clinics to prescribe the drugs to bogus patients was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in federal prison.

U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove also ordered 46-year-old Michael Leman of Slidell, La., to pay $1 million in restitution to two Kentucky agencies — one (more…)

St. Bernard man arrested after sheriff’s find 800 prescription pills in pillow case

MERAUX, La. – The owner of a St. Bernard Parish trailer park was arrested after investigators found 800 prescription pills and food stamps he took as payment.

Adam Ciuffi Sr., owner of Myrtle Grove Trailer Park, was charged with 29 counts of possession with intent to distribute prescription drugs, including Vicodin, Oxycodone and Tramodol.

According to the St. Bernard Sheriff’s department, investigators discovered (more…)