California doctor indicted on drug charges

A California doctor and his assistant have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh. The cause? Drug and money laundering charges.

According to U.S. Attorney Scott Brady, Dr Paul Hoover and Marcia Ramsier Arthurs of Novato, Ca were conspiring to distribute fentanyl, methadone, and oxycodone. They also executed the distribution of oxycodone. The two also conspired to commit healthcare fraud and launder money.

Legal documents claim, for three years starting in March of 2015 through June 2018, Hoover and Arthurs were working to distribute opiates in western Pennsylvania and other states. On multiple occasions they sold oxycodone illegally.

The two are facing sentences of up to 20 years in prison and/or fines of $1million.

Both defendants are facing possible sentences of 20 years in prison, fines of $1 million, or both.

See the report from the US. Attorney’s office here

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