LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An 81-year-old Southland doctor was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday for charges related to his alleged participation in a massive prescription drug, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said.
Dr. Clyde Arnold was arrested Wednesday on 27 counts of prescribing without a legitimate medical purpose and four counts of conspiracy.READ MORE: Medina Spirit, Kentucky Derby Winner That Failed Drug Test After Race, Dies During Workout At Santa Anita Park
A 48-count felony complaint was filed on Oct. 8 stating that that individuals would go to Arnold’s clinic and receive multiple prescriptions for the maximum amount of oxycodone permitted by prescription, along with anti-anxiety medication, muscle relaxants and prescription cough syrup.
Patients would then fill the prescriptions at local pharmacies and resell the pills on the street, prosecutors said.READ MORE: Staples Center Rebranding To Crypto.com Arena Underway
The alleged crimes took place between December 2012 and January 2013.
If convicted, Arnold faces 22 in jail.MORE NEWS: Threats Investigated Against Schools In Buena Park, Montebello, Santa Clarita
The District Attorney’s office has filed similar charges against five other people.