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Court documents: Doctor drugged, videotaped woman

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Beth Velliquette

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Greenville doctor who was charged last week with trafficking opium originally came under investigation by the SBI because of allegations he was drugging and secretly videotaping a woman with whom he has a relationship.

Clinton Henry Leinweber Jr., 59, of 3600 Fair Oaks Court, was charged with three counts of trafficking opium or heroin on Thursday. Each of three warrants for his arrest state that he unlawfully, willfully and feloniously possessed more than 28 grams of hydrocodone or opiates. He remained in custody Monday at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $4.5 million bond.

Leinweber has been an employee of East Carolina University since July 1, 2012, and was a radiation oncologist who practices in the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center, a joint venture between Vidant Medical Center and the Brody School of Medicine. 

In the affidavit for the warrant to search Leinweber’s office at the cancer center on Moye Boulevard, SBI Agent Joseph E. Smith, the assistant special agent in charge with the State Bureau of Investigation, wrote that on March 8, a confidential source met with agents and said that Leinweber was secretly videotaping the woman. The affidavit identified the woman, but The Daily Reflector chose not to disclose the information.

The source alleged that Leinweber used diverted prescription drugs to render the woman unconscious without her knowledge then videotape her in the unconscious state.

The source provided the agents with a memory card that contained video footage in which the woman appeared to be unconscious as Leinweber dressed her in pantyhose and high-heeled shoes. The source also provided agents with three bottles of Hydrocodone-Chlorpheniramine (240) prescribed for a former employee that were located in his home. Two of the bottles were empty and one bottle was half full.

The agents interviewed the woman in the video and she recalled seeing prescription medication bottles in the name of Leinweber’s former employee in the home. She reportedly told agents that Leinweber would write the employee a prescription for liquid Hydrocodone; she would have the prescription filled and then give the liquid Hydrocodone to him.

She also recalled seeing a prescription medication bottle of liquid Hydrocodone in her name, but she has not seen a doctor for the prescription or had the prescription filled, the affidavit said.

The woman said Leinweber had secretly recorded her in the past and she had repeatedly asked him to stop. She told agents that she had some suspicion he had been drugging her because of reports from her friends about drunken behavior during social events she had no memory of, the affidavit said.

After she watched the video the agents received from the source, she confirmed she was the woman and Leinweber was the man in the video, but she said she had no knowledge of the incident, the affidavit said.

She provided information that she had found numerous secret recording devices in the residence in locations such as the master bathroom shower and on the nightstands at hotels where they stayed.

“These recording devices were disguised normal items a person might have such as vehicle key fobs and a ball point pen,” the affidavit said.

The agents showed her a copy of her own record of prescriptions for controlled substances, according to the affidavit. It showed multiple prescriptions for Traizalam and other controlled substances. It showed it was prescribed to her by three other doctors who worked with Leinweber, and she told the agents that she had never been a patient of any of the doctors.

The agents also found evidence of prescriptions of controlled substances written by Leinweber for members of his family, and prescriptions written for him by other doctors. The prescriptions were filled at the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center Pharmacy.

The woman also recalled seeing prescription bottles in the house with their names on them.

In requesting the search warrant for health records, the agent wrote that clinical records should show evidence if someone was a patient, what they were being treated for and any medications they were prescribed.

The agent wrote that he believed that there was probable cause to believe that Leinweber committed violations of N.C. General Statutes for the illegal sale and delivery of controlled substances, conspiracy to sell and deliver or attempt to sell and deliver controlled substances, illegally prescribing a prescription controlled substance for which no medical purpose exists and secretly peeping.

During the search at the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center at 600 Moye Blvd., agents found a number of items that are advertised as “spy” cameras, including six key fob cameras, which look like normal key fobs but contain a camera; a button camera, which looks like a shirt button but contains a camera; and an ink pen recorder.

The agents also seized a card reader, a card adapter, a recorder, charging adapter, quad copter, a smart phone, 10 thumb drives, a camera instruction manual, a prescription pad, a Mac Book Air laptop, various cables, a Dell desktop computer, an HP Elite desktop computer, a digital camera, three external hard drives and an Amazon receipt.

Leinweber’s son, Gregory James Leinweber, also was charged during the investigation. Two warrants state that he was charged with three counts each of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor for a total of six charges.

The warrants state that he unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did receive digital image material containing a visual representation of a minor, who were unknown females approximately 6-10 years old, engaged in sexual activity.

The search warrants did not mention Gregory Leinweber.

Contact Beth Velliquette at bvelliquette@reflector.com or at 252-329-9566.