Dayton doctor indicted for illegal distribution of controlled substances

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

DAYTON, OH (FOX19) - A Dayton, Ohio doctor has been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of illegally distributing controlled substances.

Police say Dr. Richard Sievers, 53, conspired with others by writing prescriptions with no legitimate medical purpose. Sievers was arrested Oct. 31 and will be in court Tuesday. He was arrested by the Warren County Drug Task Force.

Sievers operated at Walnut Hills Family Care in Dayton. The 19-count indictment alleges that between January 2007 and January 2008, Sievers conspired with others to illegally distribute prescription drugs, including Amphetamine, OxyContin, Vicodin ES, Xanax and Methadone.

In addition to the charge of conspiracy, punishable by 20 years imprisonment, the indictment charges five counts of illegally distributing methadone and one county of illegally distributing oxycodone. Each count is punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment.

Sievers also faces multiple other charges of illegal distribution.

Sievers is the 10th person charged as a result of this investigation. The investigation determined that hundreds of thousands of dosage units have been illegally distributed in southwest Ohio, Kentucky and Florida.