Long Beach doctor faces 50+ count indictments stemming from illegal opioid distribution
Long Beach Doctor Robert Wiemer was recently indicted by a federal grand jury for his alleged involvement in selling opioids under the table.
In total, Wiemer is facing nearly 60 counts including 51 counts of distributing controlled substances outside of work and six counts of money laundering.
According to the indictment, Dr. Wiemer was writing prescriptions for pain killers and other drugs without a legitimate medical purpose. The indictment further alleges that he was laundering the funds derived from his illegal business.
U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst says “physicians who violate our criminal laws by illegally dispensing dangerous drugs to our colleagues, neighbors and families are literally destroying lives and contributing to the opioid epidemic. One of the primary ways to reverse the opioid crisis is to prosecute those who illegally distribute prescription narcotics.”
The defendant is scheduled for trial on March 11.