OKLAHOMA CITY- An update on the Oklahoma City doctor accused of running a 'pill mill'. The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics has issued a final order in the case.
It bars Harvey Jenkins of prescribing controlled substances for two years and he has been ordered to pay $36,000.00. After those two years, he may re-apply.
In a Facebook posting earlier on Tuesday, Jenkins said he had instructed his attorney to file an appeal, that post has since been removed or had the privacy settings changed.
OKLAHOMA CITY - (original story 2.19.15) A local doctor accused of running a 'pill mill' will not be able to practice medicine.
Authorities say Jenkins had been illegally distributing prescription pain pills.
Earlier this month, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics issued an Imminent Danger Order against Jenkins.
The order immediately suspends his authority to possess, administer, dispense, prescribe and/or distribute any Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) in the State of Oklahoma.
After several witnesses for the State of Oklahoma and Jenkins testified at a hearing at the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the judge upheld the suspension of Jenkins' medical license.
According to agents with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, they took issue with a loose bag of pills found at his office.
An employee for Dr. Jenkins testified for hours on Thursday.
She said the doctor's office uses a third-party to dispose pills that are returned to them by patients.
However, OBN argued those pills should be taken directly to a "take back box," which is provided and maintained by the agency.