Michigan Doctor Could Sit in Jail While She Waits To Face Federal Drug Charges

A federal district attorney has asked a judge to revoke bond for a Saginaw Township doctor facing drug charges.

In June, Dr. Ruth A. Buck was indicted on three counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances, a 20-year felony.

She was released on bond on the condition that she not violate any federal, state or local crime.

Now, federal attorneys allege Buck violated federal law by “aiding and abetting the distribution of marijuana” by operating the Mid-Michigan Medical Marijuana clinic at 2137 Warwick in Saginaw.

Buck certified about 1,870 patients for medical marijuana use, investigators claim.

The government also alleges Buck violated state law by certifying an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration agent, according to court records.

The DEA and Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team raided the clinic, as well as Buck’s Saginaw Township home, March 17. Agents seized patient records and copies of High Times and Weed World magazines, according to reports.

The original charges stemmed from allegations that, between January 2006 and July 2009, Buck prescribed more than 1.5 million dosage units of pain killers for no legitimate medical purpose, federal officials have said.

The drugs included Vicodin, OxyContin, Xanax, morphine, methadone and Dilaudid.

A hearing on the motion to revoke bond is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14, before U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington in federal court in Bay City.

– Article from mlive.com.