September 5, 2019

Pike physician charged with distributing drugs resulting in death

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Martin Evers, 61, a Pike County, Pennsylvania, physician, was indicted by a federal grand jury for unlawfully distributing controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose resulting in death.

The indictment alleges that in September 2014, Evers unlawfully provided prescriptions for fentanyl and methadone, both Schedule II controlled substances, and diazepam, a Schedule IV controlled substance, that caused the death of one of his patients. 

Evers could face up to life in prison if convicted.  He was released under pre-trial supervision by Federal Probation.

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