Third person arrested in Lutherville clinic investigation

Arrest follows raid of clinic, arrest of two last week

May 21, 2012|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

A third person has been arrested by Baltimore County police as part of an investigation into the Healthy Life Medical Group prescription drug clinic in Lutherville, police said Monday.

The arrest of Alina Margulis, 45, of Brooklyn, New York, on drug distribution conspiracy charges follows a May 15 raid of the clinic, in the 1100 block of York Road, by about 25 county police narcotics officers and Drug Enforcement Administration agents.

Two men identified as the operators of the clinic — Michael Jacob Reznikov, 51, also of Brooklyn; and Gerald Wiseberg, 78, of Boca Raton, Fl. — were arrested the same day as the raid, also on drug distribution conspiracy charges.

The raid was the result of a year-long, joint investigation by county police and the DEA into alleged distribution of illegal prescriptions for drugs such as oxycodone at the clinic, police said.

Margulis appeared before a Baltimore County judge Monday morning, who set her bail at $50,000, the same as that of Reznikov and Wiseberg. All three were required to surrender their passports.

They each may face federal charges in addition to the state conspiracy charges, police said.

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