Thursday, January 31, 2013
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, each of the suspects had a detention hearing at United States District Court in Atlanta. Chief Magistrate Janet F. King set bonds for each. All 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:
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The city of Lilburn plans to send a letter to the owners of Premier Medical Management in reference to the business license status.
On Tuesday, the lights are off, blinds closed and door locked at a Lilburn business suspected of being an illegal pain management clinic. But, patients still drove in from states such as Kentucky and Ohio seeking treatment. One man said he had an appointment Tuesday. Lilburn officials say that technically Premier Medical Management, Inc., is still an operating business in the city despite the arrests of four people accused of running a "pill mill" there. City Manager Bill Johnsa said that the clinic previously applied for a business license within Lilburn as a medical clinic, not as a pain management clinic. Today, Jan. 29, Johnsa said that the city is sending a notice to the owners regarding the current status of the business. Essentially…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Police arrest Dr. George Williams, a physician at Premier Medical on Lawrenceville Highway, in connection with a suspected pill mill.
See updates to this story: Jan. 28, 2:30 p.m.: Charges Announced for Four Arrested in Lilburn 'Pill Mill' Operation Jan. 25, 6 p.m.: Police Chief: No. 1 Priority 'To Dismantle That Illegal Enterprise' ------------- Law enforcement officials raided Thursday a Lilburn pain management clinic suspected of dispensing prescription medicine illegally, according to a Fox 5 Atlanta report. In addition, the report showed that Dr. George Williams was arrested and is suspected of running the clinic as an illegal operation under the name of Premier Medical, located at 3993 Lawrenceville Highway. The location abuts Berkmar High School. Federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, members of the Gwinnett Metro Narcotics Task Force and the …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Lilburn City Council wants to keep pill mills out of the city, and a new ordinance voted on Monday evening is its step toward doing that.
Pain management clinics will have a tougher time popping up in Lilburn, due to new rules city council approved on Monday. The new ordinance, several pages in length, identifies what pain management clinics are, how they should apply for a permit in Lilburn, how they should operate and what the penalties are for those who do not follow the rules. It was approved unanimously, 3-0. (Read the Aug. 13 council meeting roundup by clicking here.) It's not the legitimate doctors the city is going after, but rather prescription peddlers, who bypass insurance verifications and get patients from many miles away. "These pain clinics that we're talking about have one modality, and that's put the cash on the table and you get 180 hydrocodone or the drug …