HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Forrest General doctor arrested on felony drug charges made his initial appearance in court Friday.
George McGee, 63, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, sale of a controlled substance (ecstasy) and possession of marijuana. His bond was set at $15,000.
Russell Golemon, 42, was also arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance (ecstasy) and possession of marijuana. His bond was also set at $15,000.
A Forrest General Chief Medical Informatic Officer was arrested during a drug raid by federal agents at his Hattiesburg home Thursday.
McGee is listed as a trauma surgeon, according to Forresthealth.org, however McGee's LinkedIn profile lists him as a Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Forrest General Hospital. He has been employed since July 1982, just over 32 years.
According to Drug Enforcement Administration agents, the pair was arrested by federal agents at 67 Saint Andrews Circle in the Timberton Subdivision.
"This is an ongoing federal investigation with ties back to the Eastern part of the United States," said Drug Enforcement Administration Supervisory Special Agent Terry Davis. "Agents seized an undisclosed amount of meth and ecstasy from the residence during the raid."
Forrest General Hospital Spokesperson Amanda Kirby said the hospital has no comment on Dr. McGee.
"Right now the charges are only at the state level, but this is still an ongoing investigation," said Davis.
McGee and Golemon were booked into the Forrest County Jail, they are expected to make their initial appearance tomorrow.