DETROIT, MI – Dr. Afzal Beemath, 45-years-old, a Lathrup Village doctor, was sentenced on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021, to 120 months in federal prison on charges of conspiracy and unlawful controlled substance distribution. Afzal Beemath was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.
According to court records, Dr. Afzal Beemath pleaded guilty on September 30, 2019 to twenty (20) counts charged in a first superseding indictment, involving a conspiracy to illegally distribute highly addictive opioids. The evidence revealed that from January 2013 through October 2018, Beemath, who owned and operated Afzal Beemath, M.D., P.C., which was marketed as a palliative care clinic in Lathrup Village, Michigan, prescribed thousands of dosages units of controlled substances, including Oxycodone, and Oxymorphone. Beemath issued these prescription drugs outside the course of professional medical practice and without any legitimate medical need for the drugs so that they could be sold on the illegal street market.
Oxycodone and Oxymorphone are two of the most diverted controlled substances in our area. They are extremely powerful, addictive and in the opioid class that is easily abused, and can lead to addiction and eventual heroin use. Michigan has seen devastating statistics relating to opioid drug overdoses in the last five years.
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