PDT Staff Writer
The physician who worked at the last pain clinic in Scioto County has been arraigned. Victor Andreai Georgescu, 51, of Mercer, Pa., who, at the time of a raid in December 2011 also had a Wheelersburg address, faces 36 counts.
Scioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn said Georgescu was arraigned Wednesday morning in the Scioto County courtroom of Scioto County Common Pleas Judge William T. Marshall, and was represented by attorney Gene Meadows at that hearing.
Meadows entered a not guilty plea on Georgescu’s behalf and bond was set at $150,000 cash or surety. He was then scheduled for a hearing later in the day, and as was instructed as to the conditions of his bond including reporting to the probation department for a drug test. Georgescu was told to direct all questions to his attorney and not to call the court.
The owner of a now-defunct pain clinic and the doctor who worked for him have officially been indicted by a Scioto County grand jury.
Georgescu and George Marshall Adkins, 69, of 53 Brouse St., West Portsmouth, were indicted earlier, with Adkins facing 44 charges.
On Dec. 20, 2011, law enforcement converged on Greater Medical Advance on Ohio River Road in Wheelersburg, led by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini and other law enforcement officials.
Georgescu was arrested at the same time at his apartment in Centerville. However, Adkins had left the area, and was not taken into custody until he turned himself in several days later, accompanied by his attorney.
The 36 counts against Georgescu are mainly for aggravated trafficking in drugs and trafficking in drugs. Adkins faces similar charges, but he also faces charges of forgery and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.
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