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Jun 27, 2009 at 11:27am IST

Indian American charged with drug trafficking

Washington: An Indian American doctor has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 202 counts of drug trafficking and related violations that entail a fine in excess of $500,000.

The indictment charges 59-year-old Narendra Kumar Agrawal of Galion, Ohio with engaging in a scheme to distribute nearly 500,000 tablets of narcotic controlled drugs like Percocet, Vicodin, Lortab, Loricet and Xanax to various individuals without a legitimate medical purpose, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

It also charges Agrawal, who maintained a medical office in Galion between 2004 and 2008, with running his Rapid Response Medical Centre to issue invalid and illegal prescriptions for controlled substances.

DOC IN DOCK: The doctor was engaged in a scheme to distribute 500,000 tablets of narcotic controlled drugs.

The indictment charges that an amount in excess of $500,000 is subject to forfeiture either as the proceeds of the charged criminal violations or as facilitating the charged criminal violations.