Charges Filed Against OKC Doctor, Employees Accused Of Running 'Pill Mill'

Thursday, March 24th 2016, 6:26 pm
By: News 9

Dr. Harvey Jenkins and his employees face a total of 29 felony charges and one misdemeanor charge for allegedly running a pill mill operation out of a South Oklahoma City clinic.

They are accused of multiple drug violations that spanned a period of five years - from January 2010 to February 2015.  They include conspiracy to practice medicine without a license, distributing and prescribing drugs near a park, prescribing inappropriate combinations of highly addictive drugs to patients while failing to monitor the patients response to the medication.

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“We're alleging that they obtained signed blank prescriptions that they would then essentially hand out to the patients that would line up at the door,” said Abby Dillsaver who is with Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office.

Jenkins and his employees are also accused of submitting fraudulent claims for service to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and the Oklahoma Medicaid program. They are also accused of fraudulently obtaining an electronic signature of a local doctor without that doctor's consent.

“These are felony counts. They are very serious allegations and if he is convicted then it is difficult to foresee that he could continue to practice medicine in this state,” said Dillsaver.

Back in February 2015, Dr. Jenkins had his medical license suspended and license to prescribe revoked after state agents with the Attorney General’s office and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics raided his clinic.

Agents allege they found several violations at the Aria Orthopedics Clinic. They said they found prewritten prescriptions, unsecured pain pills, and loose pills. The state also sent in undercover agents who posed as patients to see firsthand how the clinic was being run.

Jenkins has been booked into the Oklahoma County Jail and is being held on a $500,000 bond.

The AG's office told News 9 the five employees who are charged will face a $100,000 bond and claims they knowingly took part in the pill mill conspiracy.