News Release
Date: May 31, 2012
Contact: Chuvalo J. Truesdell
Number: 404-893-7124

Tennessee Doctor Arrested: Drug, Firearm,
Money Laundering, Tax Evasion Charges

May 31 (Chattanooga, TN) Ihsaan Al-Amin, 61, was arrested on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, and appeared in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga on charges of illegal distribution of controlled substances, possession of a firearm in relation to commission of drug trafficking, money laundering, and tax evasion.

Al-Amin was released on bond pending his trial set for August 6, 2012, in U.S. District Court, Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a condition of his release, Al-Amin is prohibited from practicing medicine.

"We are targeting and prosecuting the sources of illegal prescription pill distribution in our district," said U.S. Attorney Bill Killian.

This investigation was conducted by Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and State of Tennessee – Health Related Boards. Assistant U.S. Attorney John P. MacCoon will represent the United States at trial.

Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and that every person is presumed innocent until his/her guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Harry S. Sommers, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Atlanta Field Division encourages parents, along with their children, to educate themselves about the dangers of legal and illegal drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at , and