Police Raid Suspected Northlake Parkway Pill Mill

The Drug Enforcement Agency and DeKalb County police were investigating Southern Health Management on Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE: [6:28pm] Southern Health Management owner Jeffrey Gonzalez spoke to reporters outside the building as he was taken away in handcuffs, charged with criminal conspiracy, saying that his business was legitimate and that he knows President Obama, according to an evening WSB-TV news broadcast.

"I find it hard to believe that the president would come to a criminal's house. We medicate people for the right reasons, not the wrong reasons," Gonzalez said. He also said "churches run America." 

WSB reported law enforcement officials found "box after box" of medications on the premises and inside vehicles in the parking lot. The station showed footage of cars, many with out-of-state tags, being towed away. During the raid, more people arrived at the clinic who were then arrested, the report said.

FIRST POST: [2:28pm] DeKalb County police and Drug Enforcement Agency officials were investigating a possible pill mill on Northlake Parkway on Thursday afternoon.

Officers from both organizations raided a Southern Health Management building at 2060 Northlake Parkway in Northlake, according to WSB-TV. Details are scant.

More on this story to come.

Tom Doolittle June 15, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Can't believe you didn't pick up on this..maybe they did at Tucker Patch. You can throw a stone from this place to the DeKalb Central Police Precinct. Hilarious...but also very interesting.
Tom Doolittle June 15, 2012 at 02:44 AM
Competition: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/06/13/498675/seven-more-states-may-legalize-medical-marijuana-in-2012/
Tom Doolittle June 15, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Love your job--Gotta pay off the medical school loans somehow: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-06-06/american-pain-the-largest-u-dot-s-dot-pill-mills-rise-and-fall#p2 "According to George’s indictment, doctors at his clinics were paid a flat fee for each opioid prescription they wrote—typically, $75 to $100 a pop. To help maximize their efficiency, doctors were given prescription stamps they could use quickly, over and over. It was common for physicians at American Pain to see 100 patients a day, he says. At that rate a doctor would earn roughly $37,500 a week—or $1.95 million a year."
Tom Doolittle June 15, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Above article's comment section: "Overdose deaths involving these opioid pain relievers (oxycodone and hydrocodone; and synthetic narcotics such as fentanyl and propoxyphene) now exceed deaths from heroin and cocaine combined (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Prescription drug overdoses have been increasing in the United States over the last decade, and by 2008 had reached 36,450 deaths - almost as many as from motor vehicle crashes (39,973)."
Diana Jackson June 15, 2012 at 11:00 PM
It is your choice to read it or ignore it....duh!


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