Kauai Doctor Arrested for Distributing Prescription Drugs Illegally.

U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo.
U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo.

HONOLULUL (KHNL) - Federal authorities charge a Kauai doctor for illegally distributing prescription medicines.

Doctor Harold Spear runs the Hanapepe Clinic.

Federal Agents say he handed out prescriptions to patients without seeing or treating them.  They say customers paid a fee and Spear gave out prescriptions over the phone and via the internet.

"By not tending to his patients in a professional manner, Spear got greedy, and wanted to do as little work as he could, to generate the most amount of money," said U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo.

Spear was arrested last Friday in Hanapepe.  If convicted, he faces up to 20-years in Federal prison.