An Indiana doctor is being accused of trading prescriptions for sex. His daughter is also charged with selling prescriptions.
On Wednesday, police in Mishawaka, Indiana, charged Dr. Charles E. Myers, 65, with two Class B felonies for allegedly dealing controlled substances and booked him into St. Joseph County Jail on $10,000 cash bond.
His daughter, Autumn Myers, 30, who worked as the office manager, was charged with one Class B felony for dealing in controlled substances and booked into jail on $5,000 cash bond. She was later released.
Supervisory Deputy Indiana Attorney General Drew Adams with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit said the doctor had been in a sex-for-cash relationship with an unidentified woman since 2010.
The woman told investigators Myers paid her approximately $10,000 for sex over a two-year period. At one point in the relationship, he told her he could no longer pay for sex and offered to pay her with prescriptions, according to ABC57.com.
The prescriptions were written in the woman's name and in the names of several other people, investigators said.
Other patients allegedly claim they received prescriptions for controlled substances, including Adderall, oxycodone and methadone. Dr. Myers never examined these patients, according to court documents.
Police estimate that Myers issued about 150 prescriptions without legitimate medical reasons between 2011 and the beginning of 2014, according to Fox28.com.
Myers allegedly kept an air mattress in the office for having sex at work.
Myers' daughter allegedly got into the act in January 2013 when she reportedly starting selling Adderall to another unidentified woman for $5 a pill.
Myers allegedly advised the woman to become a patient of her father and to “make up” a medical problem to obtain Adderall, according to WNDU.com.
Court documents allege that Dr. Myers admitted to the affair and to providing the woman with controlled substance prescription for her and her friends, according to WNDU.
As a condition of bail, Dr. Myers license to practice medicine has been suspended.
Autumn Myers will be in court on June 17 to set trial and record dates. Dr. Myers' trial will be assigned on June 19.