Mishawaka doctor charged with falsely prescribing drugs to patients
MISHAWAKA -- A doctor was charged Wednesday, June 4, after falsely prescribing drugs to a patient he was having a sexual relationship with, according to a press release from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.
Dr. Charles E. Meyers, 65, was charged with two counts of dealing a controlled substance, both Class B felonies. His daughter Autumn Meyers, 30, was also charged with dealing a controlled substance.
Dr. Charles Meyers operates a medical practice at 303 South Main St. in Mishawaka. The court granted a motion to suspend his practice as a condition of his bond.
Investigators found that over the course of Dr. Charles Meyers’ relationship with his patient, he provided her with prescriptions for controlled substances. Furthermore, the prescriptions were also written for several other people who he did not see or examine. The patient told investigators that Dr. Charles Meyers was aware that the prescriptions were for personal use.
Autumn Meyers worked as an office manager for Dr. Charles Meyer’s practice in Mishawaka. Investigators found text messages on Autumn Meyers’ phone which discussed the illegal distribution of a controlled substance. She allegedly supplied Adderall to an unnamed person in exchange for cash.
Investigators from the Indiana Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit conducted the months-long investigation into Meyers’ practice, with assistance from the Indiana State Police, the Mishawaka Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.