Two arrested after DEA raid of Lutherville clinic

Operators of Healthy Life prescription drug clinic charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotics

May 16, 2012|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

Two unidentified operators of a prescription drug clinic in Lutherville that was raided by Baltimore County narcotics officers and Drug Enforcement Administration agents Tuesday have been arrested, according to county police.

One was arrested at the Healthy Life Medical Group clinic in the 1100 block of York Road, the other at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, police said.

Both have been charged with conspiracy to distribute Schedule II narcotics, which include amphetamines, methamphetamines and other drugs that can be used in a medical setting but have "a high potential for abuse which may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence," according to the DEA website.

The raid of Healthy Life followed a long-term investigation dating back to April 2011 of the distribution and sale of oxycodone and other prescription drugs at the clinic, according to law enforcement officials.

About 25 county narcotics officers and DEA agents armed with a federal search warrant were involved in the raid, which occurred at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, police said. They seized "non-drug evidence" during the raid, police said.

The two arrested are scheduled to appear in Baltimore County Circuit Court Thursday and may face state and federal charges, according to county police.

No other details were immediately available.

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