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McComb doctor pleads guilty to federal charges

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Dr. Lawrence Stewart taken into custody/Photo credit: WLBT Dr. Lawrence Stewart taken into custody/Photo credit: WLBT
MCCOMB, MISSISSIPPI -

A McComb doctor pleaded guilty to federal charges before a senior U.S. District judge Wednesday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Dr. Lawrence Stewart, 59, pleaded guilty to distributing and dispensing a Schedule IV controlled substance outside the scope of professional practice, according to U.S. Attorney Gregory Davis.

On Sept. 27, Stewart will face a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison with a $250,000 fine.

According to reports from our sister station WLBT in Jackson, he was rumored to have traded the drugs for sexual favors. 

Stewart was arrested at his office in, the Southwest Mississippi Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic in McComb in December 2015.

He was charged with a 27-count federal indictment with violations. 

The indictment stated that Stewart: 

“...knowingly and intentionally distributing and dispensing schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances outside the scope of professional medical practice.”

The indictment is the result of a complex pharmaceutical drug investigation that began approximately one year ago.

This case was investigated by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Medical Board and the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

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