Milford physician is indicted for prescribing narcotics that killed one of his patients

Milford. Martin Evers is an internist affiliated with Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis.

05 Sep 2019 | 01:28

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.

Project Safe Neighborhoods
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime.
The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.
This case was also brought as part of a districtwide initiative to combat the nationwide epidemic regarding the use and distribution of heroin. Led by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Heroin Initiative targets heroin traffickers operating in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and is part of a coordinated effort among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit heroin related offenses.