by Robin Kemp
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia says a Forest Park woman and ten others have been indicted in an operation that allegedly involved a gynecologist distributing prescription drugs illegally out of his home.
Marcena Jordan, 28, was among eleven people indicted in the alleged scheme. Two others remain at large as of press time.
According to a press release about the indictment, the gynecologist, Anthony Mills, M.D., was licensed with the Georgia Composite Medical Board of Gynecology, but did not have an address for his practice on file with either the Medical Board or the Drug Enforcement Administration: Mills allegedly sold prescriptions “to addicts and drug-dealing sponsors in exchange for cash payments.”
Many of those gynecology “patients” getting prescriptions, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, were male.
Jordan and others named in the indictment allegedly got prescriptions “in the names of third parties that Mills had never evaluated, and in many cases had never met.”
Two pharmacists, Raphael Ogunsusi and Moses Kirigwi from Evansmill Pharamcy and Retox Pharmacy, also were indicted for their alleged roles in filling the prescriptions at inflated prices and in quantities well beyond what doctors normally prescribe. For example, the price of a bottle of oxycodone was more than $900, while a bottle of Percocet went for $500 (oxycodone is the generic name for Percocet). They also allegedly filled combinations of prescriptions that would be medically dangerous “and despite obvious signs that the pills were being abused, sold, or otherwise diverted,” while allegedly forcing their customers to buy other unwanted over-the-counter items.
Those indicted were:
- Anthony Mills, 55, Atlanta
- Raphael Ogunsusi, 69, Conyers (also charged with money laundering)
- Moses Kirigwi, 29, Brookahven
- Thomika “TJ” Riley, 48, McDonough
- Brittany Tinker, 28, Lithonia
- Natalie Jackson, 37, Stone Mountain
- Rogerick “Fasho” Smith, 43, Douglasville
- Keandre Bates, 29, Decatur
- Chafulumisa “Chafu” Lisbon, 31, Atlanta
- Javon Hamilton, 32, Bluffton, S.C.
- Marcena Jordan, 28, Forest Park
- Jeana “Tina” Alston, 41, Atlanta (at large)
- Travious “Magic” Polain, 30, Decatur (at large)
The case is being investigated by the DEA and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation arm. Assistant U.S. Attorneys David A. O’Neal and Laurel Boatright Milam are prosecuting the case.
If you are addicted to oxycontin, Percocet, or any drug, you can get help by calling the Clayton County Community Services Board at (800) 715-4225. You also can visit findtreatment.gov or call (800) 662-HELP (4357) to find a treatment center near you, or call Narcotics Anonymous 24/7 at (404) 447-8445.