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Pushing Pills; Hancock County Doctor Arrested

WAVELAND, Miss.- A doctor and two of him employees have been arrested, and indicted on 57 counts of running a pill mill. The Sun Herald is reporting that 56-year-old Dr. Steve Morris III, 59-year-old Peggy Laporte and 29-year-old Brittany Spikes apparently “conspired to dispense controlled substances outside the scope of professional practice.”

The three worked for Total Health Solutions in Waveland, and were arrested when federal and local authorities raided the clinic.

Spikes was arraigned Thursday, and plead not guilty to all charges. U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Walker granted her a $25,000 initial bond, setting her trial for July 6th.

Morris and Laporte remain in the custody of U.S. Marshals and will be arraigned next week.

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