Suspected Dunwoody pill mill doctor makes court appearance - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Suspected Dunwoody pill mill doctor makes court appearance

Posted: Updated:
DUNWOODY, Ga. -

Federal agents arrested a doctor and three other people in a raid of a suspected pain clinic in Dunwoody on Wednesday.

Drug Enforcement Agency and DeKalb County authorities converged on the office of Dr. Nisar Piracha at 11 Dunwoody Park.

Authorities also arrested Piracha's assistant, Jennifer Washington, and two patients.  Agents also seized files and computers from the office.

The DEA said that they have developed information that the doctor was dispensing large quantities of pain killers over the last few months.

Neighbors in the medical complex said they suspected something was amiss because they noticed a lot of cars with out of state license plates in the parking lot early in the morning.

The DeKalb County District Attorney's Office is handling the prosecution of this case, which was administered through Dunwoody police and the DEA.

Authorities said the patients were not arrested on charges connected to the pill mill. One was arrested for driving without a license; the other was arrested on a possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

Those arrested were being held at the DeKalb County Detention Center on Wednesday.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Governor signs controversial gun bill into law

    Governor signs controversial gun bill into law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:47:57 GMT
    A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered for Wednesday's bill signing in Ellijay with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse.
    A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered for Wednesday's bill signing in Ellijay with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse.
  • Man leads Rockdale Deputies on 100mph chase

    Man leads Rockdale Deputies on 100mph chase

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:20:03 GMT
    A South Carolina man fleeing from deputies crashed his car and had to be pulled from the wreckage after it burst into flames.
    A South Carolina man fleeing from deputies crashed his car and had to be pulled from the wreckage after it burst into flames.
  • Manchester High evacuated over 'text message' bomb threat

    Manchester High evacuated over 'text message' bomb threat

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:36:51 GMT
    Students at Manchester High School were evacuated from the building late Wednesday morning following a reported bomb threat.
    Students at Manchester High School were evacuated from the building late Wednesday morning following a reported bomb threat.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices