West Hollywood Physician and Office Manager Arrested for Narcotic Distribution
Dr. Nathan Kuemmerle, of Hollywood, was arrested by Redondo Beach Police and special agents with DEA. Kuemmerle runs a clinic in West Hollywood where he is alleged to have been distributing controlled substances by writing thousands of prescriptions for highly addictive patients.
Both men were charged on April 9, 2010 in United States District Court of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and actual distribution of controlled substances. Both face up to 20 years in prison.
An investigation began after Redondo Beach Police arrested a man selling Adderall on Craigslist. The man told officers Dr. Kuemmerle was the individual who he obtained prescriptions from, sometimes without an examination and sometimes under an alias. This information was corroborated by other informants which led to an undercover officer posing as a patient and receiving his own prescriptions in exchange for cash.