TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Federal prosecutors are objecting to defense motions to dismiss two charges against a Manhattan physician charged with illegally distributing painkillers, suggesting that a new indictment may be forthcoming from a new grand jury.
The government's documents were filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in the case against Michael P. Schuster, who was indicted in May by a grand jury. Among the charges he faces are allegations that he signed blank prescription pads that were later used by his staff to give prescriptions to patients, a violation of federal law.
The 53-year-old Schuster has been held without bail since the charges were filed.
A motions hearing is set for Nov. 4 in Topeka to consider a request from Schuster's attorney to dismiss two of the three charges.