Two Kansas City area residents have been indicted along with a Wichita doctor for allegedly distributing prescription drugs illegally.
One person died last summer from an overdose after obtaining drugs from the doctor, 54-year-old Steven R. Henson, according to the indictment filed in U.S. District Court.
Henson is accused of illegally writing prescriptions involving thousands of pills, including oxycodone, methadone and alprazolam.
The doctor allegedly wrote prescriptions in exchange for cash and wrote prescriptions without a medical need or without examining the patient.
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Kimi Harper, 50, of Kansas City, and Jordan Allison, 27, of Shawnee, are among eight others indicted in the case. They are charged with conspiring to distribute controlled substances.
The allegation against Harper involves more than 8,400 tablets of oxycodone. Allison’s case involves 2,400 doses of oxycodone, according to the indictment.
A patient, identified in court documents as N.M., died after obtaining methadone and alprazolam from Henson, according to the indictment.
Federal prosecutors want the defendants to forfeit property obtained from their illegal profits. That property list includes $584,000, seven firearms and a GMC Yukon.