Oklahoma Doctor Wanted On Drug Charges Arrested In Georgia

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 1:37 pm
By: News On 6

Authorities say a doctor wanted on drug charges in Sequoyah County was arrested early Tuesday in northeast Georgia. 

Dr. William Kerry Smith was charged April 12 with 40 counts of distributing controlled prescription drugs following a year-long investigation by Sallisaw Police  and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

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Authorities say Dr. Smith was taken into custody at a relative's home in Pembroke, west of Savannah.  

The OBN says after an investigation they found Dr. William Smith was allegedly prescribing Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and Xanax illegally.

“The investigation found evidence Dr. Smith was prescribing controlled substances to individuals who had not demonstrated a legitimate medical need for the drugs. Several people who received prescriptions from Dr. Smith were women he met on the Internet,” said OBN spokesperson Mark Woodward. 

He is now waiting extradition back to Oklahoma.