DAY AHEAD: Local doctor and son to appear in court
GREENVILLE, Pitt County - Court appearances were scheduled Wednesday for a Greenville physician and son facing very dufferent but alarming charges in Greenville.
A Greenville physician is in jail on drug trafficking charges following his arrest by drug agents with the State Bureau of Investigation. We've also learned his son has been arrested on different charges.
Members served search warrants at the home of Dr. Clinton H. Leinweber, Jr., 59, of 3600 Fair Oaks Court, Greenville, and at the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center, 600 Moye Blvd., Greenville. Leinweber worked there since July 2012, listed as a radiation oncologist.
East Carolina University released a statement about the search. Click here to read it.
Leinweber was charged with three counts of trafficking opium or heroin. The charges resulted from fraudulent prescriptions that were prescribed by Leinweber. Officials said he was also charged with having 28 grams of hydrocodone and trafficking opium or heroin.
Leinweber is being held at the Pitt County jail under a $4.5 million bond after appearing before a judge on Friday. He also waived his right for a court-appointed attorney.
Leinweber's son, Gregory Leinweber, 27, is charged with six felony counts of second degree exploitation of a minor. The SBI told NewsChannel 12's Nicole Ford that while conducting a search of the doctor's home, they found images of child porn.
Gregory Leinweber is in jail under a $150,000 bond. He is expected to be in court later this month.