May 10, 2012 5:08 pm Published by

Roscoe Van Nuys Medical Clinic, a Panorama City clinic was raided on Wednesday May 9, 2012 and resulted in about 70 people being detained for being suspected of selling Oxycodone prescriptions.

The raid was carried out by the Health Authority Law Enforcement Taskforce and involved personnel from the Sheriff’s Department, the California Department of Justice, the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service and Department of Health and Human Services.

Patients and employees were detained and two of the patients were arrested for outstanding warrants.

The clinic’s manager, Aida Hawatmeh, 52, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a felony and conspiracy to furnish unlawful pharmaceuticals after authorities served a warrant at her. She was released on bail and is due back in court.

Prescription drug fraud is a very serious charge that definitely requires the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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