RICHMOND HILL, GA (WTOC) - A pharmacy in Richmond Hill has been shut down and a doctor arrested following an investigation into the clinic.
CNT, the DEA, and other federal investigators closed the doors on Consultants in Pain Medicine after receiving calls to look into Dr. Amy Pearson and the pharmacy itself. That Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team received information that criminal activity was possibly occurring at the business. Agents discovered the owner, Dr. Pearson, had been operating the pharmacy without a proper license for over a year.
Pearson was arrested at her home on Tuesday, and has since posted bail.
“At this point, CNT and/or DEA has spoken with the majority, if not all, the neighboring pharmacies around who have called regarding any outstanding prescriptions that need to be filled by Pearson,” said Gene Harley, CNT. “They have directed them on how to move forward, and as for anyone who may be a client or a patient, I would advise you to perhaps look somewhere else.”
Pearson was charged with operating a pain management clinic without a license, which is a felony in the state of Georgia.
CNT says the case is still under investigation and more arrests are possible.
CNT also reports that many of Dr. Pearson’s patients are inquiring how they can obtain their medical records. The following information was provided by Surgery Partners:
Sending a request via fax to 912-335-5925 or sending a request via email: CipmRecords@surgerypartners.com.