SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) — An Orange County doctor has pleaded not guilty to allegations he made up to $4,000 a night illegally selling prescriptions for dangerous painkillers to people he barely knew at Starbucks cafes.
Alvin Ming-Czech Yee, 43, of Mission Viejo, was arrested Tuesday at his Irvine office DEA agents, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles.
When reached at the couple’s home Wednesday night, Yee’s wife refused to speak with KTLA.
A 56-count grand jury indictment charges Yee with prescribing drugs, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, “outside the usual course of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose,” the release said. Yee also allegedly ran a makeshift clinic out of a Starbucks.
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