UPDATE 2/24/2014 10:05 AM
The case of a Coolville doctor accused of illegally prescribing a whole lot of pain pills will now be turned over to federal authorities.
32-year-old Robert Hogan, II was arrested Friday night and then arraigned just hours later.
Hogan is an internal medicine doctor at Camden Clark Medical Center.
West Virginia State Police say for two years, Dr. Hogan wrote hundreds of illegal prescriptions for oxycodone without performing physical exams.
And in exchange for their prescription, Hogan's patients gave him half of the pills.
Investigators say it all adds up to somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 pills illegally obtained on both sides of the river.
"Street value, they would run $30 to $40 a pill so we're looking at well over half a million dollars," says West Virginia State Police Trooper C.S. Jackson. "The level of the crimes, the doctor being a public figure, a trusted figure, we're going through a process now to transfer the case from state level to federal level"
In a response Saturday, CCMC says the doctor was quote "not an employee of Camden Clark, but contracted by the agency that works with and staffs our emergency department. We have strict controls regarding pharmaceuticals at the hospital. For that reason, it is important to understand that the drugs in question most likely did not originate at Camden Clark."
Hogan is charged with delivery of a controlled substance.
He's being held in the North Central Regional Jail on $250,000 bond.
Dr. Robert Hogan II was arrested Friday evening and arraigned for writing illegal prescriptions.
According to West Virginia State Police a long term investigation of the Camden Clark internal medicine doctor has landed him under arrest.
Dr. Hogan has been found writing illegal prescriptions.
The investigation was conducted by the West Virginia State Police, Wood County Sheriff's Department and the F.B.I. concerning the drug operation.
More details as they become available.