Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A Kansas doctor charged with operating a pill mill linked to drug overdoses by active-duty Fort Riley soldiers has been indicted by a Grand Jury.
Dr. Michael P. Schuster of Manhattan was arrested Tuesday, April 23, on a criminal complaint alleging conspiracy to distribute drugs.
The investigation into the 53-year-old physician began last year amid concerns by medical staff at Fort Riley that Schuster had treated soldiers and their family members who died from overdoses.
Prosecutors allege more than 500 prescriptions were written by unlicensed staff on pre-signed, blank forms Schuster had left behind for their use while he traveled.
Schuster is charged with four counts: One count of conspiracy to illegally distribute controlled substances, one count of unlawful distribution of controlled substances, one count of unlawfully distributing controlled substances to a person under 21 years old and one count of maintaining a premises in furtherance of unlawful drug distribution.