Police raid Dearborn office where doctor gave out pills 'like Skittles'

- A medical clinic on Warren raided was raided Thursday morning, resulting in a walk of shame for a Dearborn doctor accused of overprescribing opioids.

Michigan State Police, working with Dearborn police and federal agents, say when they got inside, about 40 people were in line.

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs identified the doctor as Mohammed Derani and suspended his license Thursday. Derani is expected to be arraigned Friday morning along with his office manager.

Michigan State Police say that doctor has been prescribing a half a million pills since January - that’s about 62,000 pills per month.

"Guys like this, they don't deserve to be a doctor," said Lt. Michael Shaw, Michigan State Police.

After a three-week investigation, police say people would come in from out of state and wait for the doors to open.

"People were smoking marijuana in there and people would order food knowing they would be at this clinic for the whole day," said Lt. Michael Shaw of Michigan State Police.

"People camped here," said one man. "This place is like Black Friday. They give them out like Skittles. It is wrong."

Shaw said the crowds caused plenty of disturbances for those in the neighborhood.

"They were urinating in people's yards, they were getting into fistfights, people were having sex in the alley," Shaw said.

Many neighbors call this corner a disaster and contacted police for help.

"It appears we have a doctor that is a pill factory," said Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad.

"We're not knocking the medical profession," Shaw said. "This guy surely gave it a bad name."

One Dearborn father who lives just blocks away said he lost his 17-year-old son six months ago, from drugs.

"I can't believe it," Sam Saleh said. "Do they have kids? What if their kids died because of them?"

"This isn't something we're going to tolerate anymore," Shaw said. "The people in this neighborhood deserve a lot better."

 

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