A prominent New Castle doctor accused of selling painkillers turned himself into police Friday.
Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz reported that Dr. Van Edward Scott, who was arrested in April 2009 by the Attorney General’s Office, is facing new charges for tampering with evidence.
Scott, who was a pain management physician, was accused of illegally writing prescriptions for more than 2 million pills. Investigators said he wrote the prescriptions for patients that he knew were drug addicts.
Scott lost his medical license in Pennsylvania and authorities froze his assets.
Marcinkiewicz reported that Scott was caught withdrawing the money. Police said he withdrew $10,000 twice in August 2010, and another $56,000 later that month. He also withdrew more than $200,000 in January 2012, according to police paperwork.
According to police, when Scott withdrew money, he technically tampered with evidence.
“Dr. Scott has received new charges and will look forward to this opportunity to prove his innocence,” Scott’s attorney, Eric Levin, said.