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Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

Dunwoody police search for theft suspects

Dunwoody police search for theft suspects

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- The Dunwoody Police Department is currently searching for two men accused of stealing credit cards.

The suspects have allegedly taken credit cards from 19 cars parked in Dunwoody, primarily at the northern end of the city.

Surveillance cameras at the Walmart on Anvil Block Road in Ellenwood captured images of two men using the stolen cards to buy Xbox 360s and clothing.

See video of the suspects

Both suspects are white men who appear to be in their late teens or early 20s. One has a buzz cut, while the other has bushy hair. They drove to the Walmart in a silver Ford Edge.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Detective Andrew Thompson with the Dunwoody Police Department at 678-382-6921.

Speech pathologist indicted for Medicaid fraud

Speech pathologist indicted for Medicaid fraud

DeKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A DeKalb County Grand Jury returned an indictment for Medicaid fraud against a local speech pathologist on Tuesday, Apr. 5.

Kenneth A. Thisdale was employed by a company that had a contract to provide speech therapy services to students in DeKalb County schools. Many of the students were Medicaid recipients.

The indictment alleges that Thisdale submitted false Medicaid claims for more speech therapy services than he actually provided. Additionally, he purportedly falsified patient charts to hide his fraudulent billing.

Thisdale was indicted for one count of Medicaid Fraud, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000 plus restitution.

Neuman hearing begins Monday

Neuman hearing begins Monday

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Hemy Neuman is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, Apr. 4 at 9 a.m. in a DeKalb County courtroom.

Neuman is accused of the Nov. 18, 2010 murder of Rusty Sneiderman, who was gunned down outside his two-year-old son's daycare center in Dunwoody.

11Alive plans to stream the arraignment. Tune in to 11Alive.com on Monday at 9 to watch the hearing.

Dunwoody police arrest man for theft by conversion

Dunwoody police arrest man for theft by conversion

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Officers with the Dunwoody Police Department have arrested a Douglasville man for felony theft by conversion.

The police recently received information on suspicious withdrawals from a certain drive-up ATM located in the Perimeter business district. Apparently, someone had withdrawn large sums of cash totaling more than $43,000 after midnight on three consecutive weeknights.

These transactions were completed from several different bank accounts and took longer than 30 minutes.

Dunwoody police began monitoring the overnight activity at the ATM, which allowed them to watch a man drive up and conduct several transactions over the course of eight minutes.

When officers approached the car, they noticed a number of debit cards and stacks of $20 bills in the passenger's seat.

'Geek' Bank Robber: Arrested!

'Geek' Bank Robber: Arrested!

ROSWELL, GA -- The Roswell Police Department is announcing an arrest in the Monday, Feb. 14 bank robbery at the Fifth Third Bank inside the Kroger on Crossville Road.

On Friday, Feb. 25, Roswell detectives received several leads in this case, tying the suspect to another bank robbery in Alpharetta.

As a result, police obtained an arrest warrant for 26-year-old Adam Christopher Meacham.

With help from the Dunwoody Police Department, Meacham was arrested without incident at Perimeter Mall (4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, 30346) on Saturday, Feb.

Dunwoody Police Investigate Two Bank Robberies

Dunwoody Police Investigate Two Bank Robberies

DUNWOODY, GA -- The Dunwoody Police Department is currently investigating two recent bank robberies.

The first one occurred on Friday, Jan. 21 at the RBC Bank at 125 Perimeter Center East. A suspect entered the bank at 4:10 p.m. and handed the teller a note stating that he was robbing the bank. He received cash and then ran from the scene.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 6' and 200 pounds. He was wearing a heavy black jacket with a hood.

The second robbery occurred at the Fidelity Bank at 118 Perimeter Center West on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 9:15 a.m. As in the first case, the suspect handed the teller a note demanding money. After receiving cash, he left the bank and ran toward the MARTA station, where he was last seen getting into a taxi.

The suspect in this case is also a black man, 6' to 6'1" and 200 pounds, wearing a hooded black jacket.