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Indictment: User Died When Wichita Doctor Diverted Rx Drugs to the Streets

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

WICHITA, KAN. - A federal indictment unsealed here today alleges a Wichita doctor diverted prescription drugs to the streets, resulting in one of his patients dying from an overdose, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Eight people who got prescriptions from the doctor also are charged with unlawfully distributing prescription drugs.

Dr. Steven R. Henson, 54, Wichita, Kan., who operated Kansas Men’s Clinic at 3636 N. Ridge Road in Wichita, is charged with:

  • Conspiracy to distribute prescription drugs outside the course of medical practice (Counts 1 and 2).

  • Unlawfully distributing oxycodone (Counts 3 through 15).

  • Unlawfully distributing oxycodone, methadone and alprazolam (Count 16).

  • Unlawfully distributing methadone and alprazolam, resulting in the death of a victim on July 24, 2015, identified in court records as N.M. (Count 17)

  • Unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking (Count 18)

  • Presenting false patient records to investigators (Count 19).

  • Obstruction of justice (Count 20)

  • Money laundering (Counts 21 through 31).

Also charged are:

          Kimi Harper, 50, Kansas City, Mo. (Count 1).

          Amanda Terwilleger, 33, Topeka, Kan., (Counts 1, 3, 7 and 9)

          Jeremy Wojack, 35, Topeka, Kan., (Counts 1, 3, 7 and 9)

          Jordan Allison, 27, Shawnee, Kan., (Counts 1 and 7).

          Grant Lubbers, 29, Whitewater, Kan., (Count 2, 4 and 12)

          Joel Torres, Jr. 28, Newton, Kan., (Counts 2, 4 and 5).

          David Montano, 32, (Count 2 and Count 15)  

          Keith Attebery, 20, Newton, Kan., (Count 2, 8 and 15

According to the indictment, Henson was registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration to dispense prescription controlled substances. His registered addresses included the Kansas Men’s Clinic and a location at 1861 N. Rock Road, Suite 201.

The indictment alleges Henson:

  • Wrote prescriptions in return for cash.

  • Post-dated prescriptions.

  • Wrote prescriptions without a medical need.

  • Wrote prescriptions without a legitimate medical exam.

  • Wrote prescriptions for people other than the ones who came to see him

If convicted, the crimes carry the following penalties:

Counts 1-16: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $1 million on each count.

Count 17: Not less than 20 years and not more than life and a fine up to $1 million.

Count 18: A maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000.

Count 19:  A maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000.

Count 20: A maximum penalty of one year and a fine up to $100,000.

Counts 21-25: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.

Counts 26-31: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $500,000 on each count.

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Tactical Diversion Squad, the Newton Police Department, the Wichita Police Department and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Jacobs are prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

Updated January 14, 2016

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