Dr. Ley's operations allegedly allowed patients to receive prescriptions for Suboxone, a synthetic heroine substitute used to treat persons with drug addictions. According to the formal charges laid out in a 90-page probable cause affidavit, Dr. Ley wrote between 8,500 and close to 10,000 prescriptions annually to more than 1,500 patients he saw over the past three years without actually conducting a medical examination or evaluation of the patients. Patients lined up during certain times of operation where non-medical personnel handed pre-signed prescriptions to patients after they made payments in cash for the prescriptions. Ley's "cash and carry" business brought in over $700,000 annually according to investigators.Those formally charged in the investigation today include the following:
|Dr. Larry Ley|
- Larry J. Ley, M.D., Noblesville (29D01-1407-FB-006027);
- George Agapios, M.D., Fishers (29D01-1407-FB-006028);
- Ronald Vierk, M.D., Richmond (29D01-1407-FB-006029);
- Derek Tislow, Avon (29D01-1407-FB-006030);
- Cassy Bratcher, Carmel (29D01-1407-FB-006031);
- Andrew Dollard, Carmel (29D01-1407-FB-006032);
- Eric W. Ley, Noblesville (29D01-1407-FB-006033) (not yet in custody);
- Yvonne S. Morgan, Eaton, Ohio (29D01-1407-FB-006034); and
- Jessica Callahan, Muncie (29D01-1407-FB-006035).
UPDATE: It turns out that there is another doctor in Noblesville whose photo appears when you search the name Dr. Larry Ley in Noblesville, who is listed as practicing as a urologist. The doctor whose image appears is NOT in any way connected to this investigation. A big thank you to the reader who pointed out the unfortunate confusion between the two Noblesville physicians created by today's announcement.