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Metro Detroit doctor charged after narcotics, human tissue found in car in 2015

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Posted at 11:14 AM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 11:21:01-04

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged a West Bloomfield abortion doctor with possession with intent to deliver schedule 2 narcotic Fentanyl and 6 counts of identify theft.

Michael Arthur Roth, 74, also faces three counts of larceny. 

The charges follow a car accident in September 2015 in West Bloomfield where Roth requested property from his car.

Upon retrieving the property, police found evidence of six prescriptions for Ciprofloxacin, a common antibiotic used with abortion procedures, which was allegedly written by Dr. Angel Ojeda, a doctor who runs the Eastland Women's Center in Eastpointe. 

Officers also found vials of Fentanyl, a drug commonly used as a sedative during termination procedures, as well as containers of post-conception human tissue.

Ojeda said he never gave Roth permission to have those prescriptions from his clinic.

Roth has also been formally charged with violating the Michigan public health code and and faces potential suspension of his medical license if convicted.

"Dr. Roth's actions jeopardized the safety of Michigan's healthcare system," Schuette said. "His attempt to break the law at the expense of his patient's safety is not only illegal, but goes against the code he took upon becoming a doctor."