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Wheat Ridge Doctor Accused Of Illegal Drug Rx

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (AP) – A doctor with an office in Wheat Ridge has been arrested on accusations that he took cash in exchange for writing illegal prescriptions for the narcotic oxycodone.

Dr. Kevin R. Clemmer, 57,  of Evergreen, his former assistant and two others were arrested Monday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the arrests Tuesday.

Clemmer faces 57 charges of knowingly and intentionally distributing, dispensing, and possessing with intent to distribute and dispense oxycodone outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate purpose. In addition, Clemmer faces forfeiture of a 1999 Lincoln Continental, a Dodge Durango, two properties, gold coins, silver and other collectibles seized by authorities.

The other three people arrested face similar possession and distribution charges.

Clemmer’s attorney C.J. Pollara did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • denvervet

    Why would someone go through all those years of medical school to do this? Boggles my mind.

  • Jen

    Ha ha Clemmer you finally got yours didn’t ya, just wait my friend, your past is about to catch up with you. :)

  • RDF

    All you people are so willing to throw him under the bus before you even know the outcome of the charges. This sounds like a witch hunt to me. Clemmer is a very prominent figure in the MMJ industry. Why don’t we all wait to pass judgement until the outcome is discovered. My guess is that he’s exonerated in the end, but there will be no shortage of dragging his name through the mud until then.

  • Suzy Summers

    Dr. Clemmer treated me for eleven years for back pain. He gave me adjustments and medication ONLY after making me have MRI..twice and a throat scope.. Jeeze people are selling herioin to kids and we are up in arms over him? Also let me remind you this is America where he is inocent untill proven guilty..

  • coloradogal

    People defending this guy are obviously addicts from his prescriptions. The DEA and IRS will not seize a doctor’s business and personal property, based on an accusation! They have already done their investigation and have all the evidence they need to put this enabler where he belongs! Good luck to all you patients about to go thru withdrawls!

  • Matty

    How about teh patients like lyself who actually went to and recieved actual help from this doctor? I have majot back issues and he wasn’t jsut giving the medicines away. He adjusted my back and had my pain stablilized. For once I was able to have a life without having to sit down every 100 yards. I don’t know what happened here but I know I wasn’t being given meds I didn’t actually have a medical need for.

  • Rebecca

    2 whom it may concern: Dr.Clemmer has done nothing but take care of me. I almost died from emergency surgery and got infected w/staph from Dr. Richard R Bury. Dr. Clemmer treated me like a human being and actually found the problem and found it fast and efficiently. I want all of u people 2 know that Dr. Clemmer is a good man and always will be. I am greatful 2 know him and have him as my primary care physician and am sad for those who didn’t know him. Dr. Clemmer, I hope u read this and know that u r loved in this community. LOVE REBECCA

  • Drug free denver

    Its about time!!!

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