News Herald
Willoughby, Beachwood offices of psychiatrist raided as part of drug investigation
By Elizabeth Lundblad
December 18, 2012

Two medical offices and a residence belonging to a local doctor were raided by authorities executing a search warrant for alleged criminal activity.

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy, assisted by the Cleveland Police Narcotics Unit and other local and state law enforcement agencies, served the warrants at the offices of Dr. Toni L. Carman, including one in Willoughby in the 4200 block of Chillicothe Road, and another in the 24000 block of Highpoint Road in Beachwood, according to a news release from the pharmacy board.

Carman’s Shaker Heights home on Duffield Road also was searched. The investigation began in August 2012 after a pharmacist received a complaint in regard to Carman’s alleged questionable prescribing of controlled substances to a patient, Mohammad H. Saedi.

The case is under investigation, but neither Carman nor Saedi were arrested Monday, said Jesse Wimberly, public information officer with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

Law enforcement also obtained search warrants for two vehicles belonging to Saedi. Law enforcement removed medical records and prescription drugs from Carman’s offices and home, according to the release.

Carman, a psychiatrist, serves as medical director for Psychological & Behavioral Consultants, which has offices in Willoughby and Beachwood, according to PBC’s website. PBC is Ohio’s largest privately held provider of outpatient mental health treatment, counseling and therapy services.