KINGMAN — Eight people have been indicted in an Arizona Attorney General’s Office investigation into an opioid ring in Bullhead City.
Arrest warrants have been issued for Amanda Lee Doyle, 29, the alleged mastermind of the ring, and her alleged accomplice, Gavin Robel, 25. Anyone with information on their whereabouts should contact 602-542-8419 or contact local law enforcement, Attorney General’s Office spokeswoman Mia Garcia said.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich said opioid abuse is a growing problem not only in Mohave County and Arizona but across the country. The legislature has to address the issues of education, prevention and treatment, he said. His office will continue to be aggressive in cracking down on prescription drug abuse.
A grand jury indicted Doyle on 26 felony counts for allegedly writing fake prescriptions to sell opioids in the Bullhead City area. Robel and five others also were indicted for their alleged involvement in the ring.
An eighth suspect was listed in the indictment but was not charged. That person’s name was redacted from the indictment.
All 55 counts stem from incidents occurring between October 2015 and January 2016.
Doyle is charged with two counts of fraudulent schemes and artifices, eight counts of acquisition of a narcotic drug by fraud, seven counts of computer tampering, eight counts of forgery and one count of taking the identity of another.
Robel is charged with fraud, acquisition of a narcotic drug by fraud and forgery. Five others were also charged including:
- Mark Mannor, 27, who was indicted on two counts of fraud, three counts of acquisition of a narcotic drug by fraud and three counts of forgery.
- Darcia Rohrer, 20, was indicted on two counts of acquisition of a narcotic drug by fraud and two counts of forgery.
- Matthew Solari, 30, was indicted on charges of fraud, acquisition of a narcotic drug by fraud and forgery.
- Koryn Tinnell, 22, and Jordan Waters, 21, were each indicted on charges of fraud, acquisition of a narcotic drug by fraud and forgery.
Rohrer was arrested in Bullhead City and Solari and Mannor were arrested in California. Tinnell and Waters were served with summons to appear in court. The cases will be heard in Mohave County Superior Court.
Doyle had worked as a medical billing assistant at Silver Creek Medical Associates in Bullhead City. She is accused of using her position to create fake electronic prescriptions for oxycodone tablets. She allegedly recruited “patients” so she could create fictitious profiles to write the prescriptions, Garcia said.
Those “patients” were never seen by the doctor. Doyle allegedly wrote fraudulent prescriptions, then demanded the fake patients give back some of the oxycodone tablets after the prescriptions were filled.
Doyle and another man were previously arrested in April 2016 in Bullhead City. She was cited for possession of prescription drugs and released. Doyle was again arrested in July on a misdemeanor warrant for shoplifting.
Officers from the Bullhead City and Kingman police departments, the sheriff’s office and the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team joined the Attorney General’s Office in the investigation into the opioid ring.