Residents of North Carolina who are concerned about the prevalence of illicit drug use and trafficking in the state may be interested to learn of two arrests by the State Bureau of Investigation. On March 17, 2017, a 59-year-old physician and his 27-year-old son were both arrested after warrants were served at their home. It is uncertain if either individual has legal representation.
The SBI conducted raids at the physician's home and his medical office. The physician, who was employed at the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center in Greenville, has been charged with three counts of trafficking opium or heroin. The charges stem from the fraudulent prescriptions he wrote for the drugs. The doctor is currently jailed on a $4.5 million bond.