Mohammad Amin (Oakland County Sheriff's Office)
A Sylvan Lake doctor has been charged with prescribing narcotics for non-medical purposes, police said Tuesday.
Dr. Mohammad Amin, 59, of Bloomfield Township has been charged with two counts of narcotics delivery and a count of license prescription violation, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. The narcotics delivery charge is a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison. The prescription violation charge is a two-year misdemeanor.
Amin was arraigned on the charges Tuesday in 48th District Court in Bloomfield Township, officials said. His bond was set at $10,000 and he is scheduled next in court on Nov. 18. He was in the Oakland County Jail.
Police say they began investigating Amin, who practiced at the Healing Hands Urgent Care center in Sylvan Lake, in June after receiving complaints from patients that he was prescribing drugs for non-medical purposes.
Undercover officers posing as patients saw Amin, who allegedly failed to examine them properly and prescribed controlled substances for them that weren’t medically necessary on three separate occasions, according to authorities.
On Monday, police executed search warrants at the urgent care center and Amin’s residence in the 3700 block of Wabeek Lake Drive East in Bloomfield Township, officials said. Computers, computer tablets, office records, bank records and tax documents were among the items seized.
“It is sad when a trained healer veers from that path and their Hippocratic oath and becomes a pill mill that enables addiction and the destruction of lives,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said Tuesday in a statement. “I congratulate our undercover team that put together this long and complex case.”