Judge Reviews Drug Charge Against Ukiah Surgeon

A Men­do­cino County Supe­rior Court judge is review­ing a charge that a Ukiah sur­geon tried to sell or give away nar­cotics. Dr. Brian M. Cable faces six felony counts of pre­scrip­tion fraud and a sev­enth charge that he pos­sessed a con­trolled sub­stance with the intent to dis­trib­ute, fur­nish or sell it. Cable’s lawyers told the judge his actions stemmed from his addic­tion, not from an intent to give or sell the drugs to oth­ers. Back in July, Ukiah Val­ley Med­ical Cen­ter per­son­nel tipped off police about the pos­si­ble fraud. After doing a search of his home and office, Ukiah police detec­tives arrested Cable.