A Tiffin doctor accused of prescribing medication without proper licensing posted his bond Thursday after an appearance in court.
Samuel J. Christian M.D., 55, posted 10 percent of a $100,000 bond after he appeared in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley's courtroom on 24 counts of aggravated trafficking on drugs, five counts of trafficking in drugs and one count of methadone treatment license violation.
Christian was arrested Wednesday after a Seneca County grand jury handed down the 30-count
According to the indictment, the alleged violations occurred from December of 2009 until May of last year and involved the controlled substances methadone, Xanax, Methylin and alprazolam.
"Samuel J. Christian did knowingly operate a drug addiction program which prescribed methadone to patients without being licensed," his indictment states.
A spokeswoman from Kelbley's courtroom said Christian also was ordered to wear an ankle monitor Thursday.
Future court dates have not been set, the spokeswoman said, because Kelbley has withdrawn from the case due to a conflict of interest.
The court will find a new judge.
Christian declined to comment Thursday evening. His attorney, Dean Henry, did not return a phone call made Thursday evening.