Dr. Norman Neal is charged with 10 counts of illegal issuance of prescription medications.
A Cleveland doctor was arrested this morning and charged with multiple counts of prescribing hydrocodone illegally, authorities said.
Dr. Norman Neal, of 2513 Old Chattanooga Pike, S.W., was arrested at the Doctors Health Center in North Georgia after police searched the building, Catoosa County Sheriff Phil Summers said in a news release.
Neal was charged with 10 counts involving the illegal issuance of pain prescription medications, Summers said. The clinic, located at 4213 Cloud Springs Road, will remain closed until the outcome of the investigation, according to the news release.
The two-month long investigation was the result of complaints received by law enforcement about prescriptions for hydrocodone being given to multiple individuals, the release stated.
Summers said additional charges related to the ongoing investigation are expected to be filed against Dr. Neal.
See tomorrow’s Times Free Press for complete details.
Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...