TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Paducah Physician Charged with Drug Trafficking
Date of News Release: 06/01/2012
(Paducah, KY) -- Kentucky State Police have charged a Paducah physician with drug trafficking following a lengthy investigation. Beginning in January of 2012, Kentucky State Police began investigating Dr. Troy Nelson for allegedly prescribing various narcotics to individuals not under his medical care. Various tips regarding Dr. Nelson prompted the assistance of the US Drug Enforcement Administration. The ongoing investigation uncovered numerous instances of prescriptions being written to individuals in return for personal favors. On Friday, June 1st, a McCracken County Grand Jury returned an 11 count indictment for Nelson charging him with seven counts of felony drug trafficking and four counts of misdemeanor drug trafficking. Nelson, 43, was booked into the McCracken County Jail just after 2:00 PM on Friday afternoon. The investigation is ongoing by the Kentucky State Police with the assistance of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.