Doctor arrested for illegal distribution of narcotics

James Hines Source: EBRSO
James Hines Source: EBRSO

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police and DEA agents have arrested Dr. James Hines, 64, for prescribing  narcotics to patients in exchange for money.

Police say the patients had no medical need for the drugs. Police began investigating Hines in October 2013 after receiving numerous complaints.

Hines was charged with illegal distribution.

He is currently in the East Baton Rouge Parish prison.

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