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Red Oak doctor arrested, home and office searched

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ERIC CORNELISON
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RED OAK - The Duncanville police and Drug Enforcement Agents conducted simultaneous searches with warrants on Monday, Feb. 5 at the home of Dr. Harold D. Marshall in the 9300 block of Moss Farms Lane in Dallas and at his office in the 400 block of Century Way in Red Oak.

During the operation, police arrested Marshall at his residence.

Marshall was charged with possession of a substance in Penalty Group 3, Zolpidem, under 28 grams, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Marshall subsequently posted a $1,000 bond on that charge the evening of Feb. 6.

Police said they were focusing their investigation on Marshall's office practice and procedures, the diversion of narcotics and prescription fraud.

Red Oak Detective Boyd Brock Red Oak was not involved in the investigation

'Duncanville did not ask for our assistance in the investigation and we were a little surprised they didn't give us a heads-up, but that's alright,' said Brock.

Duncanville public information officer Keith Bilbrey said, 'Our focus is on the Red Oak office and we are the primaries on this case while the DEA is assisting us in this investigation.'

Investigators were asking assistance from anyone who might have been a patient of Marshal's.

Duncanville police said they needed to speak to anyone who may have received a prescription or medication from Marshall at his Red Oak Office, was presented with a prescription in Dr. Marshall's office without first being examined by Marshall, received any type of medical treatment from anyone besides Marshall during a visit to his Red Oak office, or might be concerned the medication or prescription they received was excessive and beyond normal limits.

Investigator Dan Hunt of the Duncanville Police Depart-ment's Criminal Investigations Division can be contacted at 972-780-5037. Those who believe their medical records might have been seized from Marshall's office by the police, can contact Hunt to obtain a complete copy of their records.

Marshall did his residency at the University of Chicago from 1993 to 1996, interned at Mount Sinai in Chicago from 1992-1993 and he graduated in 1992 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, according to the Texas Medical Board web site, which also notes no previous criminal history, investigations or medical malpractice jury awards.

Jill Wiggins, the public information officer for the Texas Medical Board said, 'Because of statutory requirements, I cannot confirm or deny any investigations underway.

'I can tell you that the Texas Medical board works closely with law enforcement and we do share information.'

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