State and federal drug enforcement agents have arrested six Mississippi healthcare professionals, including a doctor and his medical assistant, on felony drug charges, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.
According to MBN Director John Dowdy, the arrests stem from separate drug investigations conducted jointly by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
Dowdy said those arrested were:
The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics issued the following statement regarding the arrests:
“DEA has responded to this opioid epidemic, utilizing every enforcement, administrative and civil tool possible to go after the most egregious criminals who prey on the weak and facilitate addiction through the United States. In fact, more DEA agents are working on prescription drug diversion efforts than at any other time in our agency's history. Our partnership with MBN and the State of Mississippi is one of the best worldwide, and we will continue to enforce all the drug laws together,” said DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux.