Reno doctor and seven others arrested for drug trafficking – KOLO

RENO, NV (KOLO) – A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Friday, May 24th charges a Reno doctor and seven others for conspiring to distribute Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.

U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich and FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse for the Las Vegas Division released the details.

Eric Math, M.D., 50, of Reno; Myron Motley, 55, of Richmond, California; Michael Kwoka, 56, of Fair Oaks, California; Michael Slater, 42, of Reno; Joseph Jeannette, 51, of Reno; Ivy Elliott, 35, of Reno; and Alesia Sampson, 56, of Grass Valley, California, are all charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute Oxycodone.

Motley and Elliott are also charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine. Motley is also charged with four counts of distribution of Oxycodone and one count of distribution of Hydrocodone.

Math and Slater are also each charged with one count of distribution of Oxycodone and one count of distribution of Hydrocodone, and Kwoka and Elliot are also charged with one count of distribution of Oxycodone. In a separate indictment, Motley and Randy Raihall, 58, of Reno, are each charged with one count of distribution of Oxycodone.

The indictment alleges that the suspects conspired to distribute the drugs between January 2018 and May of 2019. Dr. Math is also accused of issuing prescriptions for the drugs without a medical purpose.

The Department of Justice says a Reno doctor and seven other people are charged in a case alleging oxycodone and hydrocodone prescription drug trafficking. 

The Department of Justice says a Reno doctor and seven other people are charged in a case alleging oxycodone and hydrocodone prescription drug trafficking.

The Justice Department says Eric Math, M.D., 50, of Reno; Myron Motley, 55, of Richmond, California; Michael Kwoka, 56, of Fair Oaks, California; Michael Slater, 42, of Reno; Joseph Jeannette, 51, of Reno; Ivy Elliott, 35, of  Reno; and Alesia Sampson, 56, of Grass Valley, California, are all charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute Oxycodone.

Motley and Elliott are also charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine. Federal authorities say Motley is also charged with four counts of distribution of Oxycodone and one count of distribution of Hydrocodone, Math and Slater are also each charged with one count of distribution of Oxycodone and one count of distribution of Hydrocodone, and Kwoka and Elliot are also charged with one count of distribution of Oxycodone. 

In a separate indictment, federal authorities say Motley and Randy Raihall, 58, of Reno, are each charged with one count of distribution of Oxycodone. 

According to allegations contained in the indictment, from January 2018 to May 2019, the defendants conspired to possess and distribute Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, each a schedule II controlled substance, with Dr. Math issuing prescriptions for the same without a medical purpose and not in the usual course of professional practice.

The mandatory minimum is 10 years in prison and the maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $10,000,000 fine.


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