Tuesday, July 29, 2014

More On Arrest Of Carmel Doctor And Attorney In DEA Drug Sting

Current In Carmel's Adam Aasen has a lengthy editorial on last week's arrest of a Carmel-based drug addiction physician, Dr. Larry Ley, and criminal defense attorney Andrew Dollard, along with three other doctors and several clinic workers for operating a "cash and carry" drug distribution business for Suboxone, a controlled substance prescribed to persons with drug addiction problems that's well worth the read. Aasen writes that Dr. Ley had reached out in the recent past to the online news publication to speak out as an expert on drug addiction, and the newspaper had been urged on by Dollard to rely on Dr. Ley for expert opinions.

The editorial has an interesting discussion about the two's political relationships in Hamilton County. The newspaper spoke frequently to Dollard when he was a recent candidate in the Republican primary for a Hamilton County council seat being vacated by Meredith Carter, who endorsed Dollard in his unsuccessful bid against Fred Glynn, Jr. The editorial notes that Dollard had previously worked at a Nobesville substance abuse clinic while he was attending law school out-of-state in Michigan. He was later appointed as a public defender by Judge J. Richard Campbell after he finished law school and was admitted to practice law in Indiana in 2010. The editorial alludes to Dollard's backing by the Hamilton Co. GOP, although the party's executive director, Andrew Greider, sought to distance the party from Dollard according to Aasen. According to a probable cause affidavit in the case, Dollard was still working at Dr. Ley's clinic in Noblesville at the time of his arrest helping dispense Suboxone prescriptions to his patients.

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