WeHo Doctor Accused Of Drug Trafficking
Posted by Kyle Maloney on May 14, 2013 - 4:21:37 PM
WEST HOLLYWOOD—72-year-old James William Eisenberg of Venice, who is accused of writing more than 1,200 illegal prescriptions for painkillers, surrendered to federal drug trafficking charges on Monday, May 13 at the Los Angeles federal courthouse.
Eisenberg is being charged specifically with four counts of using a revoked U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration registration number and three counts of distribution of the powerful drug hydrocodone, which is found in Vicodin and Norco.
According to reports, Eisenberg wrote prescriptions in exchange for cash payments out of several offices in West Hollywood, including Pacific Support Services located on Santa Monica Boulevard.
According to DEA records, Eisenberg also made medicinal marijuana recommendations out of the West Hollywood locations.
A DEA administrative judge referred to Eisenberg as a “drug dealer” in December 2011, following suit by suspending the doctor’s registration number. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the DEA permanently took away Eisenberg’s registration in July 2012.
Eisenberg faces up to 46 years in a federal prison if convicted on all counts.
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