Indian-origin Doctor Charged with Unlawfully Distributing Controlled Substances
Hemal Mehta conspired to distribute controlled substances, including oxycodone, morphine sulfate and oxymorphone, to patients outside the usual course of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose.
New York: An Indian-origin doctor and a nurse were charged in an indictment for their roles in unlawfully distributing controlled substances.
Hemal Mehta, 49 and Heather Marks, 36, of Tennessee were charged in an indictment filed last week in the Middle District of Tennessee with one count of conspiracy to unlawfully distribute controlled substances and nine counts of unlawful distribution of controlled substances, Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Justice Department's Criminal Division said.
According to the indictment, between 2016 and 2018, Mehta and Marks, whom Mehta supervised, conspired to distribute controlled substances, including oxycodone, morphine sulfate and oxymorphone, to patients outside the usual course of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose.
Mehta and Marks also allegedly dispensed and distributed oxycodone and oxymorphone on various occasions between 2016 and 2018
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Recommended For You
- Hrithik Roshan's Childhood Dancing Video Shared by Mother Pinkie Wins the Internet
- WhatsApp Beta Tests Letting You Sign in on Multiple Devices; No Dark Mode Updates Yet
- Mrunal Thakur Joins Shahid Kapoor in Jersey, Says Was Bowled Over by Film's Passionate Emotional Journey
- Kerala MLA Asked Locals to Gift Him Books, Now He's Donating Them to School Libraries
- Australia's Emily Smith Suspended for Posting Team News on Instagram