July 09, 2014
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Phone Number: (571) 262-2887
Pensacola Veterinarian Arrested For Fraudulent Prescriptions
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement (DEA), Miami Field (MFD), announced yesterday that Dr. Michael Windley, a veterinarian at the Companion Animal Clinic, 470 Highway 29 South, Cantonment, Florida was arrested on state drug charges consisting of four counts of possession, delivery, and manufacture of a controlled (893.13.1a) and four counts of fraud in obtaining (893.30).
According to the arrest warrant, in August 2013, DEA received a call from pharmacist regarding the suspicious prescribing activities by Dr. Michael Windley. During an investigation, DEA learned that Dr. Windley was fraudulently obtaining methadone by writing prescriptions in the name of his ex-wife’s dog and filling the prescriptions at various pharmacies within the Pensacola area and then providing the drugs to his ex-daughter-in-law. The records show that between December 11, 2012 and February 7, 2014, Dr. Windley filled 30 (total of 5400 tablets) for methadone.This investigation was conducted by the DEA MFD, Pensacola Resident Office, Tallahassee Diversion Group. This case is being prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, First Judicial Circuit.