Owners of two Douglasville pharmacies were arrested Tuesday after raids on their businesses and homes were made. The Special Investigations Division of the assisted the DEA, GBI, Georgia Drugs Narcotics Agency and Dekalb County Sheriffs office on search warrants at two businesses and one residence in Douglas County.
David Ajueyitsi, an owner of and husband and wife Christopher and Kristine Parker, owners of the both located on Hwy 5 in Douglasville, were arrested after investigators executed arrest and search warrants. All three were transported to the Dekalb County Jail where indictments were handed down by a grand jury.
The homes of the pharmacists were also searched, Ajueyitsi's residence at 7484 Big Creek Drive in Douglas County and the Parker residence in another county.
Over the course of the past several months investigations have been conducted on several locations across Metro Atlanta in reference to the Illegal Distribution of Oxycontin as part of a major conspiracy ring, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The AJC reported that DeKalb authorities first became aware of the pill mill racket at Better Living and Wellness Center in Chamblee when DEA agents approached them about an ongoing investigation this spring, officials said. About four months ago, the business relocated to Sandy Springs and reopened under a new name, the Atlanta Counseling and Recovery Center.
The two clinics' doctors, William Floyd Garrett and Curtis Edwin Wills, are accused of writing prescriptions for up to 250 30 milligram tablets of oxycodone after evaluating patients for less than three minutes, according to the AJC. The clinics allegedly referred patients to six pharmacies in Douglasville, Canton, Marietta and Calhoun that were willing to fill the prescriptions with no questions asked.