Norwalk doctor's office raided, evidence seized
State and local law enforcement agencies served a search warrant at the office Dr. Robert S. Reeves Jr., M.D., located at 35 Water St., Norwalk. Evidence seized included patient charts, financial records and prescription drugs.
The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy conducted a joint investigation in January 2015, with the State Medical Board of Ohio and Norwalk Police Department, a member of the METRICH Enforcement Unit, in regard to "Dr. Reeves’ questionable prescribing," Steven Schierholt, executive director for the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, said today in announcing the raid.
The alleged activity included the issuance of prescriptions for controlled and non-controlled substances while Dr. Reeves was absent from the office due to an illness, Schierholt said.
"Ohio Administrative Code; Manner of Issuance of a Prescription, stipulates in order for a prescription to be valid, it must be dated as of and on the day when issued, which the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy verified was not the case with Dr. Reeves’ prescriptions," Schierholt said.
No arrests were made during the search warrant.
This case will be presented to the Huron County Prosecutor’s Office for the requested charges of illegal processing of drug documents and trafficking in drugs.
"The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy would like to thank the State Medical Board of Ohio, Norwalk Police Department and Huron County Prosecutors Office for their assistance with this criminal investigation," Schierholt said.
Originally published in the Norwalk Reflector on February 3, 2015.