Physician’s Stepson Arrested After Officers Served Warrant for Physician
Officers serving an arrest warrant for Santa Barbara physician Julio Diaz searched his stepson’s room and found jars of marijuana, hash, firearms and large quantities of cash. Diaz’s stepson, Jose Trinidad was living with Diaz and was subsequently arrested for narcotic trafficking.
Julio Diaz was arrested Tuesday for allegedly writing prescriptions for Oxycontin to individuals who are drug addicts. Many who sought prescriptions from Diaz have overdosed. In addition, the affidavit stated two female patients admitted to getting narcotics from Diaz in exchange for sexual favors.
Diaz operated Family Medical Clinic of Santa Barbara. There is not currently any accusation pending by the California Medical Board.