Georgia Psychiatrist Thomas Sachy Facing Federal Charges for Illegally Prescribing Opioids and Other Drugs

July 2, 2018

Georgia psychiatrist Thomas Sachy and his three employees, one of which is his mother, is now facing federal charges for illegally prescribing opioids and other drugs. 
Prosecutors said they've frozen 12 bank accounts of Thomas Sachy's and found pictures of two drug investigators handling his case, their families, and their homes on a hard drive in his office. Prosecutors alleged the hard drive also had other violent content and images.
Along with the photos of investigators and their families, prosecutors pointed to the number of guns found during a search warrant served at Sachy's business. Morrow said investigators found five fire arms at the business. Frank Hogue, Sachy's lawyer, argued that Sachy's office had the weapons to protect against potentially violent patients being treated for psychiatric care.
Federal prosecutors said that two of his patients have died as a result of those prescriptions in August 2016 and April 2017. On the stand, investigating officer with the DEA, Ken Morrow, said Oxycodone prescriptions led to the death of a 44-year-old woman in August of 2016. Morrow also told the court that a search warrant served at Sachy's residence in June of this year found patient files and a death certificate connected to the case.
After three and a half hours, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Charles Weigle ordered Sachy to remain behind bars until his trial.
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