Indiana officials raid Corydon doctor's office


by Gene Kang

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 2:40 PM

CORYDON, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Indiana State Police, Harrison County Prosecutor's Office and the Indiana Attorney General's Office raided a prominent doctor's office in Corydon Thursday.

Dr. Paul Kelty is accused of prescribing dangerous "painkiller cocktails" to patients.

"When I pulled in I thought it was insane. I thought, what is going on?" mother Charr Engleman said.

Detective after detective...investigators with the Attorney General's Office spent most of the morning questioning OB-GYN, Dr. Paul Kelty, and his staff.

Kelty is accused of possible Medicaid and welfare fraud.

Many patients said they are mystified when they were turned away, including a pregnant woman and her mother.

"They've never prescribed her narcotics. I know that for a fact. He's prescribed her antibiotics which she wouldn't even take," Englemen said.

Harrison County's prosecutor said Kelty, a 1978 graduate of University of Kentucky College of Medicine, may have prescribed more than one million hazardous pain-killing pills to pregnant women over a period of three years.

What's called a "pain killer cocktail" including a mix of OxyContin, Hydrocodone and multiple drugs.

The raid will last through the afternoon as detectives remove files, computers and boxes full of paperwork for evidence.

One patient said off camera she never expected this type of activity at the 2000 block of Edsel Lane in Corydon.

"I have heard one person who lives up here told me people were watching Dr. Kelty. I kind of blew it off because I never saw anything that would make me believe he was doing anything wrong," the patient said.

The prosecutor will hold a news conference Thursday afternoon detailing the charges Kelty may face.