West Bloomfield doctor charged in stolen drugs case
A West Bloomfield doctor was charged Thursday with possession of stolen prescription drugs and other counts, according to state Attorney General Bill Schuette.
Michael Arthur Roth, 74, is charged with possession with intent to deliver schedule 2 narcotic Fentanyl and six counts of identity theft in Oakland County’s 48th District Court and three counts of larceny in a building in Macomb County’s 38th District Court.
Roth also is charged with violating Michigan’s public health code and his medical license could be suspended if he is convicted.
He was arraigned in 48th District Court before Magistrate Howard Linden and given a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, and given the same bond during an arraignment in 38th District Court.
According to a news release from Schuette’s office, the charges grew out of a September 2015 car accident in West Bloomfield where the drugs, as well as post-conception material, were found in Roth’s vehicle.
Police found evidence of six prescriptions for Ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic used with abortion procedures, which were allegedly written by Dr. Angel Ojeda of the Eastland Women’s Clinic in Eastpointe. Officers also found vials of Fentanyl, which is used as a sedative during abortions, plus containers of post-conception material.
According to the news release, Roth sometimes worked out of Ojeda’s clinic. Ojeda told authorities a large amount of Fentanyl was stolen from his office in December 2014.
Police searched Roth’s home and found vials of Fentanyl that matched those stolen from the clinic, the release said.