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…
Four people suspected in running an illegal pain clinic will face a judge Wednesday.
Update: Jan. 31, 3:20 p.m.: Lilburn 'Pill Mill' Suspects Post Bail ------------ Four defendants charged in connection with a suspected illegal pain clinic in Lilburn will stand before a judge on Wednesday. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, detention hearings for all four defendants are scheduled for Jan. 30 at 10:30 a.m. before Chief Magistrate Janet F. King, of the United States District Court in Atlanta. The defendants are: All four are charged with federal drug and distribution charges in relation to Premier Medical Management, Inc., located at 3993 Lawrenceville Highway. See also:
Monday, January 28, 2013
The four defendants each face a maximum statutory penalty of 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000.
See updates to this story: Jan. 31, 3:20 p.m.: Lilburn 'Pill Mill' Suspects Post Bail Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m.: Initial Hearing Set for 'Pill Mill' Defendants -------- The U.S. Attorney's Office released Monday details regarding the arrests of four individuals suspected of running an illegal pain clinic in Lilburn. Those indicted and arrested on federal drug and distribution charges were: 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 were charged with unlawfully distributing drugs near a school. Berkmar High School …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley talks to Patch about the investigation of a suspected pill mill and its operators.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley talks to Patch about investigating Premier Medical Management, Inc., a suspected pill mill in the city limits.
See updates to this story: Jan. 28, 2:30 p.m.: Charges Announced for Four Arrested in Lilburn 'Pill Mill' Operation ------------ It was the curiosity of concerned residents that first led Lilburn Police to begin investigating Premier Medical Management, Inc., a suspected pill mill on Lawrenceville Highway. About a year ago, Police Chief Bruce Hedley said citizen complaints started pouring in, pharmacists started complaining and suspicious vehicles with out-of-state tags kept showing up at the facility. Located at 3993 Lawrenceville Highway, the clinic's proximity to Berkmar High School was particularly disturbing to the police chief. Some 3,000 students attend the school. "It was a big concern to me when I learned that it was in such a …
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, February 14, 2012
The council authorized Mayor Crist to enter into an agreement to extend the city's license fee agreement with Big League Dreams if an extension is offered by the sports complex operator.
Lilburn Mayor Johnny Crist opened Monday night's city council meeting by announcing that it was a historic evening -- the first time the council has gone paperless. Crist and councilmen Tim Dunn and Thomas Wight were using laptops to go through what's normally stacks of paper -- copies of proposed policies or ordinances and other business matters. Here's what else happened at the council meeting: - approved, with a 4-0 vote, the appointment by Crist of Kathy Rice to the Planning Commission and the appointment by Wight of Patrick Carr to the Board of Adjustments. - approved with a vote of 4-0 the use of the city park for the Lilburn Girl Scout Day Camp June 4 - June 8. - approved with a vote of 4-0 an alcoholic beverage license application …