Martin Evers, 61, a Milford physician, was indicted on Aug. 28 by a federal grand jury for unlawfully distributing controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose resulting in death.
The announcement was made Sept. 4 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
According to U.S. Attorney David J. Freed, the indictment alleges that in September 2014, Evers unlawfully provided prescriptions for fentanyl and methadone, both Schedule II controlled substances, and diazepam, a Schedule IV controlled substance, that caused the death of one of his patients.
Evers appeared before Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick on Sept. 4 for his arraignment and was released under pre-trial supervision by Federal Probation.
The charges stem from an investigation by Drug Diversion agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Olshefski is prosecuting the case.
Evers is affiliated with Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y. He specializes in internal medicine.