Maumee doctor accused of pill trafficking now indicted on conspiracy, firearms charges
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:00:34 GMT —
A Maumee doctor charged with 30 felony drug counts in November has now been indicted on three federal conspiracy and firearms charges.
Dr. Barry P. DeRan, 54, is charged with conspiracy, making false statements in the acquisition of firearms and unlawfully dealing firearms.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says between Aug. 2010 and May 2011, DeRan purchased 11 firearms from an Arizona-based dealer and had them shipped to a licensed Ohio firearms dealer to complete the transfer. According to the indictment, DeRan hid the fact that he was the actual buyer since he was prohibited from buying any deadly weapons by a Lucas County Common Pleas Court civil protection order.
Last year, authorities seized prescription drugs, firearms and medical records from DeRan's home and office. He faces 15 counts of aggravated drug trafficking and 15 counts of aggravated possession of drugs.