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Local doctor busted for trafficking morphine

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State police, federal agents raid Hines' office on Broadway

By BEN CARLSON

 

A Lawrenceburg doctor was arrested Wednesday afternoon on drug charges, The Anderson News has confirmed

Dr. Kenneth Hines, 73, was removed from his office at 504 West Broadway by the Kentucky State Police after being indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (morphine), according to the state police.

Federal officials with the Drug Enforcement Agency were also present and seized Hines’ license to write prescriptions, the state police said.

Hines was charged and later transported to the Shelby County Detention Center, where he was held on a $10,000 bond. He has since been released after posting bond.

Troopers with the Kentucky State Police returned to Hines' office late yesterday afternoon to conduct a search.

He is scheduled to be arraigned early next month in Anderson County District Court.

Check back here for more details as they become available.