Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced on Monday that a state grand jury indicted eight individuals alleged to be involved in a northern Arizona opioid ring.
Authorities issued two arrest warrants–one for the alleged mastermind of the ring–and the other for her accused accomplice.
The 29-year-old suspected head of the criminal organization, Amanda Lee Doyle, is at large and “currently on the run,” according to a statement obtained from Breitbart Texas from the Arizona AG’s office.
The grand jury indicted Doyle on 26 felony charges in connection with allegedly writing opioid prescriptions to sell the drug in Bullhead City, Arizona.
The indictments include the class 2 felony of engaging in fraudulent schemes and artifices, the class 3 felony of acquisition of a narcotic drug by fraud, computer tampering (class 3), forgery (class 4), and taking the identity of another person or entity (class 4 felony).
The indictments obtained by Breitbart Texas say that the 29-year-old former medical billing assistant used her position to make phony electronic opioid prescriptions. Doyle allegedly recruited individuals and created patient profiles, but a physician never saw these “patients.” She demanded that these “patients” give some of the pills back to her.
Law enforcement officials are searching for her 25-year-old accomplice, Gavin Robel.
The other six members alleged to be part of the criminal enterprise include Mark Mannor (27), Darcia Rohrer (20), Matthew Solari (30), Koryn Tinnel (22), and Jordan Waters (21). The eighth individual has not been served with the indictment.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department arrested Mannor and Solari in California, and Rohrer was arrested in Bullhead City. Tinnel and Waters have been served with a summons to appear.
Solari was arrested in 2009 on one count of murder. According to reports at the time, he was charged with the death of 18-year-old Rey Flores who was shot in front of his apartment in San Bernardino. A spokesperson for the Arizona attorney general believes that Solari served time in prison in California for the murder.
Assistant Attorney General Jarred McBride of the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Section is the prosecutor assigned to the case.
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET), the Bullhead City Police Department, and the Kingman Police Department conducted the investigation.
President Trump has declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency.
Breitbart News reported on October 26 that the president stood with first lady Melania Trump and said, “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue.” “It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction.” President Trump believes, “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic.”
“For too long we have allowed drugs to ravage American homes, cities, and towns,” he added. “We owe it to our children and to our country to do everything in our power to address this national shame and this human tragedy.”
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