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May 24, 2011 10:40 PM by Jeannette Hynes

Wheat Ridge doctor accused of illegal drug Rx

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (AP) - A doctor with an office in Wheat Ridge
has been arrested on accusations that he took cash in exchange for
writing illegal prescriptions for the narcotic oxycodone.

Fifty-seven-year-old Dr. Kevin R. Clemmer of Evergreen, his
former assistant and two others were arrested Monday. The U.S.
Attorney's Office announced the arrests Tuesday.

Clemmer faces 57 charges of knowingly and intentionally
distributing, dispensing, and possessing with intent to distribute
and dispense oxycodone outside the scope of professional practice
and not for a legitimate purpose. In addition, Clemmer faces
forfeiture of a 1999 Lincoln Continental, a Dodge Durango, two
properties, gold coins, silver and other collectibles seized by
authorities.

The other three people arrested face similar possession and
distribution charges.

Clemmer's attorney C.J. Pollara did not immediately return a
message seeking comment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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