A Clifton Park psychiatrist was arrested Thursday on charges that accuse him of exchanging prescription drugs for sex and distributing drugs to patients without valid prescriptions.
Feds: Clifton Park doctor exchanged drugs for sex
Probe involved multiple agencies
By Kassie Parisi
July 19, 2018
Adrian Morris, 61, specializes in addiction recovery, according to a press release about the arrest from U.S. Attorney Grant C. Jaquith’s office.
According to the criminal complaint, Morris dispensed Xanax, Adderall, and Suboxone to patients for no legitimate medical purpose. He also gave the drugs to at least one patient in exchange for sex, according to the investigation, which involved the Drug Enforcement Agency, the FBI, the Albany County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement.
In addition to writing unjustified prescriptions to patients, the prosecutor says, Morris also wrote prescriptions for individuals he never treated.
A number listed for Morris’s office was not in service as of Thursday afternoon.
Morris appeared in federal court in Albany on Thursday before United States Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart, who ordered Morris released pending further proceedings.
If convicted, Morris faces up to 20 years in prison, at least three years of post-release supervision and a maximum $1 million fine.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne A. Myers.
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