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Doctor accused of illegal drugs stash

PUBLISHED: 16:01 08 April 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 12 August 2010

A DOCTOR appeared in court on charges of illegally obtaining prescription drugs. Arif Alam, who worked as a locum doctor in Orpington between August 2006 and 2007,

A DOCTOR appeared in court on charges of illegally obtaining prescription drugs.

Arif Alam, who worked as a locum doctor in Orpington between August 2006 and 2007, appeared at Bromley Magistrates Court last Friday.

He was committed to stand trial at Croydon Crown Court on May 18.

He is accused of one count of obtaining property by deception and 23 counts of fraud by false representation, by prescribing drugs.

Alam, of Westway Court, Elizabeth Place, St Helier, Jersey, was arrested on March 4 in St Helier in a joint operation between Bromley police, Jersey police and the Met police.

He is believed to have been working at a hospital in Jersey at the time of his arrest.

Alam was bailed until his next appearance.

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