Psychiatrist Lonnie T. Scarborough has license suspended following controlled substance conviction

July 19, 2011

On February 3, 2011, the Georgia Composite Medical Board suspended the license of psychiatrist Lonnie T. Scarborough for not less than three months. 

Scarborough was charged in December 2009 with 10 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, 10 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance—all 21 charges involved the drug Ritalin.

Scarborough reported to the Board that he had been over-prescribing the drug for his own use and sought evaluation and treatment.

On or about October 14, 2010, he pleaded guilty in the Superior Court of Chatham County (Criminal Action No. CR101515MO) to the aforementioned Ritalin-related charges and was sentenced to confinement of four years on each count concurrent, to be served on probation with terms and conditions.

Following the suspension of his license, it will placed on probation until terminated by a written order of the Board, subject to Scarborough’s compliance with numerous terms and conditions placed upon his practice and prescribing.

Source: Public Consent Order in the Matter of: Lonnie T. Scarborough, M.D., License No. 22469, Docket No. 10100032, Before the Georgia Composite Medical Board, February 3, 2011.


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