YORK COUNTY, SC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A Huntersville doctor has been accused of selling prescription medications in exchange for money, according to the York County Sheriff's Department.
Officials say Dr. Byron Leak admitted to investigators that he conspired with another individual to sell prescription medications to people illegally, with no valid doctor/patient relationship, and no legitimate medical reason for the drugs.
Leak has been charged with 15 counts of trafficking opioids and one count of possessing amphetamine salts.
The crimes reportedly happened between Feb. 12 and March 24 at four different CVS locations in York County. Those CVS stores include 2707 Celanese Rd., 1740 HWY 160 West, 1746 Heckle Blvd. and 609 Cherry Rd.
Leak is currently being held in the York County jail.
Leak's former neighbor said there was always a lot of traffic coming in and out of his Huntersville apartment, and he knows one person who admitted to buying drugs there.
"[My friend] pretty much used anything so I'm not sure what specifically he got from next door," the neighbor said.
While this investigation was going on, Leak was arrested on five different felony drug charges in Mecklenburg County in March. Leak voluntarily surrendered his North Carolina medical license shortly after.