A federal judge set bonds for each of four defendants, including a doctor from Duluth.
All four defendants charged in connection with a suspected illegal pain clinic in Lilburn have bonded out of jail, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. On Wednesday (Jan. 30), each of the suspects had a detention hearing at U.S. District Court in Atlanta. Chief Magistrate Janet F. King set bonds for each. The four defendants pleaded not guilty. The suspects are charged with federal drug and distribution charges in relation to Premier Medical Management, Inc., located at 3993 Lawrenceville Highway. See also: Duluth Doctor Indicted in Lilburn 'Pill Mill' Operation ~ Lilburn Patch
Four suspects face a maximum statutory penalty of 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $2 million.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta Monday (Jan. 28) announced the names of four individuals suspected of running an illegal pain clinic in Lilburn including a Duluth doctor. Indicted and arrested on federal drug and distribution charges were: The four defendants are scheduled to stand before a judge on Wednesday. Detention hearings for the defendants are scheduled for Jan. 30 at 10:30 a.m. before Chief Magistrate Janet F. King of U.S. District Court in Atlanta. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the four suspects were indicted on Jan. 22 for "illegally selling and distributing prescriptions for opiate-based narcotics and other controlled substances to addicts and drug dealers under the guise of a pain clinic." Additionally, they …