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News Release
June 2, 2004

Former Cambridge Surgeon
Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

JUN 2 - Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge of the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration in New England; United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan; Kenneth R. Jones, Inspector in Charge of the U. S. Postal Inspection Service;; and Kenneth W. Kaiser, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New England, announced today that DAVID CARL ARNDT, age 44, of 26 Portland Square, Boston, was arrested today on federal drug charges. A federal grand jury has returned a two- count indictment charging ARNDT with conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. ARNDT, formerly a surgeon, had his license to practice medicine suspended in August 2002; the license expired in October of 2002.

Count one of the indictment alleges that from at least April 2003 to August 2003,ARNDT conspired with others to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Count two of the indictment alleges that on August 8, 2003, ARNDT possessed with intent to distribute, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

ARNDT was arrested this morning by federal agents and will appear later today in federal court before Chief U. S. Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler. If convicted, ARNDT faces on both counts of the indictment, a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life, to be followed by 5 years to life of supervised release and a $4 million fine.

The investigation is continuing. The case is being investigated by the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the U. S. Postal Inspection Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Massachusetts State Police and the Boston Police Department.

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