Investigation into Now Closed Pain Clinic Leads to Four Arrests

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Three people who worked at a now closed pain clinic in Floyd County are set to be in court Friday on prescription drug charges.

Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted 44-year-old Yvonda Lazar, 23-year-old Kenneth Lazar, and 26-year-old Andrea Kennedy on charges of theft of a prescription blank for controlled substances, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or deceit, and forgery of a prescription.

Each worked at the Commonwealth Quality Medical Management in Floyd County, according to Attorney General Jack Conway and his Department of Criminal Investigations.

A non-employee at the clinic , 30-year-old Derek Kennedy, was also indicted on the same charges.

The Attorney General says the case began in 2010 after investigators received multiple complaints involving the non-physician owned pain management clinic.

According to the indictments, all four people forged and passed prescription blanks at various pharmacies.

They were arrested June 12 by investigators from General Conway’s Department of Criminal Investigations, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Kentucky State Police, and the Prestonsburg Police Department.

Their arraignments on the charges are set for 1 p.m. Friday

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