4 people at Lansing Medical Group charged with writing false opioid prescriptions

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Four people associated with a Lansing family medicine practice have been charged with orchestrating a criminal enterprise to distribute opioids and other potentially addictive drugs throughout the Lansing region.

Michigan State Police say Remona Brown, Brenda Kirby and Dario Taylor arranged for street-level trafficking of drugs from illegitimate prescriptions and accepted insurance payments for illegitimate prescriptions at Lansing Medical Group from January 2017 to May. Amber Wheeler also was charged with creating false prescriptions.

Brown, a nurse practioner at Lansing Medical Group, had her license suspended in May after the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs requested she be classified as a “public health, safety and welfare” risk, according to the administrative complaint LARA filed.

Kirby, Taylor and Wheeler do not have medical licenses, according to LARA’s online database.

Brown’s attorney, Duane Silverthorn, did not respond for comment Friday. Kirby, Taylor and Wheeler did not have an attorney listed in court records.

LARA officials noted concerns about Xanax, the muscle relaxant carisoprodol, codeine/promethazine syrup, hydrocodone and oxycodone.

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