Doctor faces charges for alleged illegal prescriptions
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 — A Susanville doctor faces five state felony charges of issuing a controlled substance prescription without legitimate medical purposes.
The charges against Dr. Jay Milton Beams, 73, come after the California Department of Justiceand the Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse, Drug Diversion Team conducted an undercover investigation beginning in the fall of 2014.
In four of the five charges, it was alleged Beams prescribed hydrocodone and a fifth charge alleged he prescribed Marinol, a type of synthetic tetrahydrocannobinol. He also surrendered his DEA registration.