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Owner, Employees of Detroit Health Clinic Charged with Criminal Enterprise and Drug Offenses

LANSING Yesterday, Salahuddin Ahmad, owner of Managing Health Pain Clinic on 8 Mile Road in Detroit, was arraigned in the 36th District Court in Wayne County for conducting an alleged “pill mill” from his clinic, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced. Three of his employees have likewise been charged for their roles in the alleged enterprise. 

The pain clinic is alleged to have given prescriptions for “Norcos,” a highly addictive and popular pain pill containing hydrocodone and acetaminophen, to people without a physical evaluation. The Clinic is alleged to have accepted cash for the prescriptions, which were then fulfilled at local pharmacies. An undercover investigation was conducted by Michigan State Police. 

Ahmad, 69, of West Bloomfield, was arraigned on the following charges: 

  • One Count of Conducting a Criminal Enterprise;  
  • Two Counts of Controlled Substance Delivery/Manufacture less than 50 grams; and 
  • Felony Firearm.

One employee of Ahmad’s faces charges identical to his. Two additional employees of the pain clinic have each been charged with: 

  • One Count of Conducting a Criminal Enterprise; and 
  • Two Counts of Controlled Substance Delivery/Manufacture less than 50 grams. 

“The over proliferation of pain pills continues to exacerbate the opioid crisis plaguing our state and nation,” said Nessel. “Flooding the streets with pain pills and ignoring prescription protocol, to churn a fast and steady profit, is not a business model — its’ a criminal enterprise, and one we will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. We cannot allow these pill mills to continue to illegally operate and prey on people who need addiction services, not easier access to drugs.”

Ahmad will next appear before the 36th District Court for a probable cause conference on April 9th, and his preliminary examination is scheduled for April 16th.  The charged employees have not yet been arraigned.


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