Nurse practitioner arrested over prescriptions
DANVILLE - Local and federal drug enforcement officers on Tuesday arrested a family nurse practitioner at Central Illinois Family Practice for fraudulently prescribing medication.
The practitioner, Michael Wagner, was arrested at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at his medical practice office at Central Illinois Family Practice at 603 N. Logan Ave., Danville, according to Lt. Greg Lindemulder with the Illinois State Police.
The Vermilion Metropolitan Enforcement Group and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a two-year investigation into the practices of Wagner, according to a news release. The agencies received information that Wagner was fraudulently prescribing medication, according to the release.
Wagner was arrested on a warrant for forgery and unlawful acquisition of controlled substances. Forgery is a Class 3 felony carrying a possible sentence of two to five years in prison, and unlawful acquisition of controlled substance is a Class 4 felony carrying a possible sentence of one to three years in prison.
After his arrest, Wagner was taken to the Vermilion County jail where he is being held, pending charges in court.