TABOR CITY (AP) Authorities have accused a North Carolina doctor of illegally distributing drugs in what is being described as a “pill mill” scheme.
Columbus County District Attorney Jon David told news outlets Dr. Jong Whan Kim prescribed numerous opioids and other drugs without a legitimate medical reason.
Sheriff Lewis Hatcher said an investigation also revealed Kim schemed with his office manager and girlfriend, Tammy Lynn Thompson, to distribute the drugs from Kim’s practice in Tabor City and other properties he owned.
Hatcher said Thompson sold high-grade marijuana, oxycodone, hydrocodone and other illegal substances to undercover agents on numerous occasions.
Kim is in the Columbus County jail under a $5,580,000 bond. Thompson is jailed on a $760,000 bond. It’s not known if either has an attorney.