PORTLAND — Federal agents raided a Portland podiatrist’s office this morning, seizing records in connection with a drug investigation.

Dr. John Perry, 49, was arrested in Cumberland this morning, and charged with violating bail conditions and possession of cocaine. He is being held without bail at Cumberland County Jail.

Perry was arrested as part of a joint investigation between the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.


Agents also searched Perry’s house at 365 Main St. in Cumberland and his car, after pulling him over in Cumberland this morning, authorities said. He was turned over to the jail at 11 a.m.

His office, Atlantic Foot & Ankle Center, is at 1711 Congress St., Portland. A woman who answered the phone there declined to comment.

Perry was the subject of a disciplinary action in 2003 by the state’s Board of Licensure of Podiatric Medicine in connection with violating professional standards in a doctor-patient relationship in 2001, according to the board’s website. He agreed to enroll in a medical ethics program and maintain a log of all narcotics prescriptions of 20 or more tablets and to submit the log for board review for the following year.

The specifics of the conduct alleged was not available on the board’s website.

The DEA, while focusing largely on illegal drug distribution, also monitors volumes of legal drugs that are prescribed by health professionals and enforces laws against diversion of those drugs for illicit use.

Perry is out on bail following his arrest April 4 on a charge of drunk driving. He was pulled over by State Police in South Portland on Interstate 295 at 7:30 a.m., and allegedly had a blood alcohol content of .16.