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Mishawaka doctor and daughter arraigned on drug charges

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Dr. Charles Myers (left) and Autumn Myers (right) Courtesy St. Joseph County Police Dr. Charles Myers (left) and Autumn Myers (right) Courtesy St. Joseph County Police
A Mishawaka doctor is under arrest, accused of trading prescriptions for controlled substances for sex.  Prosecutors also say the doctor's daughter is under arrest accused of selling Adderall for cash.

The charges against Dr. Charles Myers and his daughter Autumn were filed Wednesday by the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office.  The charges come after a months-long investigation by Indiana State Police, Mishawaka Police, and the DEA. St. Joe County Prosecutor Michael Dvorak says the case was surprising. "We haven't seen a lot of this. It's our obligation to file the charges, and we'll present our case in court," says Dvorak.

In the charging documents, Supervisory Deputy Indiana Attorney General Drew Adams with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit said Myers had been in a sexual relationship with an unidentified woman since 2010.  Initially, Adams says Myers was paying for sex with cash.  Court documents say after two years Dr. Myers told the woman he could no longer afford to pay with cash and would instead pay with prescriptions.
 Myers is also accused of issuing prescriptions to friends of the unidentified woman.

Autumn Myers, who in addition to being Myers' daughter is also the office manager of her father's medical practice, is accused of selling pills for cash.  In charging documents, Adams says Autumn sold Adderall to another unidentified woman.  Those sales are believed to have happened between January 2013 and January 2014.

Police say between 2011 and the beginning and 2014, Myers issued around 150 prescriptions for controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose.

Dr. Myers is charged with Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance and Dealing in a Schedule IV Controlled Substance.  Autumn is charged with Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance.  The state filed a motion granted by the court to suspend Dr. Myers' ability to practice medicine as condition of his bonded release from custody. Autumn Myers posted bond and was released.

Both were arraigned Thursday.  A hearing is set for June 17 to set trial and record dates for Autumn Myers.  Dr. Myers' trial and record date will be assigned on June 19.

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