Baton Rouge doctor arrested, accused of prescribing drugs while under suspension

Baton Rouge doctor arrested, accused of prescribing drugs while under suspension

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police said a doctor suspected of illegally prescribing and handing out prescription meds has been arrested on drug charges.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Dr. Randy J. Lamartiniere, 57, of Baton Rouge, is accused of prescribing 3,205 doses of Schedule II narcotics, 44 doses of Schedule III narcotics and 330 doses of Schedule IV narcotics while under suspension by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.

Cpl. Don Coppola with BRPD said Lamartiniere was restricted effective Dec. 30, 2015 from prescribing, dispensing or administering controlled substances. He added investigators learned Lamartiniere violated the suspension by continuing to prescribe medications in the Baton Rouge area.

According to investigators, the majority of the drugs were prescribed and filled between January 4 and January 5.

Lamartiniere faces 24 counts of distribution of Schedule II narcotics, two counts of distribution of Schedule III narcotics and five counts of distribution of Schedule IV narcotics. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Bond has not been set.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Louisiana State Police, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office assisted in the arrest.

WAFB reached out to Dr. Lamartiniere's office for a comment, however, they said "no comment."

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