LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Wilmington doctor suspected of prescribing narcotics to patients with no medical need for them has been arrested.
John Dimowo, 55, was booked Tuesday at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s San Dimas Station, authorities say.READ MORE: Three People Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash In Orange
The Los Angeles Times reports the physician was arrested on seven counts of illegally prescribing narcotics “and other widely abused drugs”.
He was released Tuesday night at approximately 9:10 p.m. on $60,000 bail.READ MORE: Toronto tops Ducks, 5-1; Campbell Saves 39 Of 40 Shots On Goal
An investigation into the doctor began last year after the Medical Board of California received complaints about Dimowo, according to the Times.
The outlet reports undercover agents posing as patients alleged Dimowo wrote prescriptions for Vicodin, Norco, Adderall and Xanax without legitimate need.
Dimowo’s attorney, Steve Meister, said his client would emerge from “this so-called case unscathed, as he deserves to”.MORE NEWS: Silver Alert Issued For Local Artist, 87-Year-Old Billy Al Bengston, Last Seen Early Sunday Morning
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