Looks like Leah Messer’s ex-doctor, Dr. Sriramloo Kesari has been found guilty of distributing drugs for cash.
Leah, revealed she was subpoenaed to testify in a case against her former doctor who was “involved in our prescribing medication”
Kesari faces charges for “routinely prescribing various Schedule III controlled substances, including Buprenorphine Hcl and Suboxone for his patients outside the usual course of professional practice and without legitimate medical purpose.” Buprenorphine Hcl and Suboxone are used to treat narcotic dependence.
Kesari has been charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, Buprenorphine Hcl and Suboxone, from October 2018 to May 2019. He was also hit with twelve-counts of unlawful distribution of controlled substances.
The court papers read the following:
“Defendant Sriramloo Kesari did knowingly, intentionally, and without authority, distribute a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of Buprenorphine Hcl and Suboxone without a legitimate medical purpose and outside the usual course of professional practice from 2018 to 2019.”
A press release from the Department of Justice read the following:
“Kesari, who was at times physically located in California, operated a cash-only operation whereby he would sign prescriptions that his employee would distribute in exchange for cash payments.
“Although Suboxone is approved as a drug for treating opioid addiction, Kesari provided no meaningful addiction treatment and instead, prescribed Suboxone to an undercover DEA agent who was demonstrating clear signs that the Suboxone was being diverted or sold on the street.”
Kesari faces up to twenty years in prison.
Leah has been relatively open about her prior drug addictions, speaking openly about how she was addicted to various pain pills as well as doing heroin at some point. Leah has positively turned her life around for her daughters (good job!).