Former pediatrician charged with dealing drugs

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—Dearborn County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens filed multiple charges on a former pediatrician including two counts of Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance as a Level 2 Felony, two counts of Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance as a Level 5 Felony with enhancing circumstances and Possession of Methamphetamine with enhancing circumstances as a Level 5 Felony.The charges were brought following a joint investigation by the Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Postal Inspectors contacted Dearborn County law enforcement regarding a package addressed to 19843 Lakeview Drive in Hidden Valley that was mailed from a known drug source area in Oregon. Upon further investigation, the Inspector pulled the package for further review and asked for a narcotics canine. After a narcotics canine indicated positively of the presence of drugs, the Inspector obtained a federal search warrant and executed for the contents of the package. Inside, the Inspector found approximately nine hundred (900) milliliters of hash oil. An address search indicated the residence was that of Chad Alan Hargrove.Prosecutor Deddens was grateful for the catch, “United States Postal Inspectors receive extensive training and education in identifying packages that could contain illegal items, including drugs, and we are certainly thankful for that training and diligence.”Following the homeowner accepting the package, a search warrant was obtained for the residence of Chad Alan Hargrove. Hargrove, 33, is a medical school graduate and previously a pediatrician in the State of Illinois.Upon a search of the residence, Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit Detectives and Postal Inspectors found multiple illegal items, including a large number of empty vape pens, approximately 3,420 grams of “dabs” (a highly concentrated marijuana extract), ecstasy, Psilocybin (psychedelic) mushrooms, multiple strips of hallucinogenic drugs commonly known as LSD, methamphetamine, numerous loaded firearms, and cash, as well as multiple items used in the manufacture and distribution of THC and other drugs, including vaping cartridges and empty pill capsules.“Through the investigative efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies in two states, we were able to find and confiscate a large number of illegal drugs at this home.” Prosecutor Lynn Deddens said. “Thanks to this excellent work, we have prevented further harm to the community by keeping these drugs off our streets.”last_img read more

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