Leader of opioid ring in northern Arizona sought, accomplice also on the run

Leader of opioid ring in northern Arizona sought
Leader of opioid ring in northern Arizona sought
Posted at 10:34 AM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 13:39:01-04

An arrest warrant has been issued for the alleged leader of an opioid ring in northern Arizona, according to the Arizona Attorney General's Office. 

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Monday that 29-year-old Amanda Lee Doyle is on the run and wanted after she allegedly wrote fake prescriptions to sell opioids in Bullhead City. 

Agents are also searching for Doyle's accomplice, 25-year-old Gavin Robel.

A state grand jury indicted Doyle on 26 felony charges. Seven other defendants, including Robel, were indicted for their alleged involvement.

Authorities say Doyle is a former medical billing assistant who worked at Silver Creek Medical Associates in Bullhead City. 

Doyle reportedly used her position to create fake electronic prescriptions for opioids and would recruit "patients" to create fictitious patient profiles in a software program used to write electronic prescriptions.

Silver Creek Medical Associates told authorities that these "patients" were never seen by a doctor.

Doyle also allegedly demanded that these "patients" give back a portion of the pills to her after the prescriptions had been filled.

If you have any information on Doyle or Robel's whereabouts, you are asked to call 602-542-8419.