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Judge Refuses to Dismiss Charges Against Doctors in Suboxone Case

Steve Wagner

A judge in Hamilton County, Indiana, has dismissed criminal charges against six out of the nine defendants that were originally charged after the DEA raided multiple clinics across Indiana last year. We shared with you one of these raids, and the arrest of Dr. Larry Ley that followed.The charges alleged that Dr. Ley had been selling the drug Suboxone to patients without a prescription, in exchange for cash, and without the proper monitoring the drug requires.

Suboxone is used as a stepping stone drug to help patients who deal with heroin addiction. The drug is designed to reduce addiction symptoms, but is intended for use only with strict supervision, counseling, and continued care.

Judge Steve Nation presided over the recent hearing and dismissed the charges against six of the defendants in the case, including the nurses and staff workers at the clinic and an attorney.

Judge Nation refused to dismiss criminal charges against the three doctors in the raid: Larry Ley, George Agapios, and Ronald Vierk. Their lawyers say they are considering appeals. The charges against the three doctors allege they illegally provided prescriptions for Suboxone to patients who were members of the Drug Opiate Recovery Network in Indiana.

If you were injured or harmed by a doctor who illegally prescribed drugs, Wagner Reese can assist you with your drug injury case. Call us today at (888) 204-8440 for a free consultation and more information on our track record with cases just like this, including Wagoner Medical Clinic and Dr. William Hedrick.

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