Metro doctor accused of running ‘pill mill’ from his office

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A local doctor is accused of running a "pill mill" operation from his office.

Monday, a number of agents stormed into Aria Orthopedics.

They believe the clinic's owner, Doctor Harvey Jenkins, has been illegally distributing prescription pain pills.

The Attorney General's Office has been investigating Jenkins since 2012.

Neighbors say they watched patients line up outside of Dr. Harvey Jenkins office every day, waiting for their medication.

Today, those patients were turned away as investigators collected evidence from the clinic.

Multiple agencies, including the Attorney General's Office and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, raided the doctor's office.

Agents took patient records, contracts, computer hard drives and other documents allegedly showing Jenkins prescribed potentially harmful and deadly narcotics without proper medical supervision.

“The business practices of Dr. Jenkins are questionable. Our office has evidence that shows Jenkins may be using his position as a physician to operate as a ‘pill mill’,” Attorney General Scott Pruitt said. “The fact Jenkins abused his title and position as doctor for his own benefit is troubling and undermines those doctors who work each day to protect the health and safety of Oklahomans.”

Some patients we spoke with say they've never seen anything out of the ordinary at Aria Orthopedics.

After the raid, Dr. Jenkins posted on his Facebook that he is thankful for his supporter's prayers.


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