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The collaborative efforts between the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, New Hanover Regional Medical Center Special Police, North Carolina Medical Board and the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office have led to the arrest of a Wilmington physician.

A task force was organized to investigate the Wilmington Pain Clinic PLLC, a chronic pain management practice owned and operated by Guy David Dyer, MD, at 800 Shipyard Boulevard. The investigation, which began in January, was initiated after officials received concerns from local pharmacy staff, medical practices and concerned citizens. The concerns identified a frequency and volume of written prescriptions for narcotic pain relievers, issued by Dr. Dyer.

The investigation revealed that Dyer operated a cash-only practice and was prescribing narcotic pain medication without establishing a medical purpose. Throughout the investigation Dyer would see on average thirty to fifty patients per eight-hour day; all who paid a one-hundred dollar office visit and were never requested to provide photo identification.

Earlier this morning the investigation culminated as investigators arrested Dyer and executed search warrants at his business, residence and financial institutions. Investigators have seized patient charts and other items of investigative interest, which further documents the illegal medical practices.

Sheriff Ed McMahon commends all those involved with bringing this situation to light. “This investigation was successful due to the collaborative efforts from all agencies but also the involvement of our local citizens who are proud of their community and wish to eliminate illegal activities involving drugs.”

Guy David Dyer, 66, of Wilmington has been charged with prescription forgery and fraud. Dyer remains in custody at the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond.


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