Police: Podiatrist received marijuana for prescriptions

Posted on: 4:16 pm, April 27, 2012, by , updated on: 05:29pm, April 27, 2012

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WTVR) – Police have arrested a Colonial Heights podiatrist accused of writing prescriptions in exchange for marijuana.

Police said 61-year-old Dr. Richard Caudell was arrested Friday after an 8-month investigation by the Colonial Heights Police, Virginia State Police and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Caudell was served with three indictments for distributing a controlled substance, according to a news release.

Police said Caudell wrote prescriptions for Oxycodone, a narcotic, in exchange for the marijuana.

Caudell is being held at the Riverside Regional Jail with no bond.