Arrested psychiatrist's practice remains open

By Nick Lough - bio | email

FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - Two days after his arrest a Shoals psychiatrist was still practicing medicine.

Dr. Michael Roddy and his wife Wendy Sue were arrested on Sunday.

The couple was taken into custody at the Embassy Suites in Huntsville and charged for trafficking a controlled substance.

Sources close to the investigation said the two were allegedly trying to sell prescription medication.

The charge is a class A felony and the couple could be looking at several years behind bars if convicted.  But despite the allegations, Dr. Roddy's practice remained open in Florence on Tuesday.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Alabama Medical Examiners Board had yet to receive a complaint against Roddy.

If it does, the board has two options; it could investigate the incident and show their findings at a hearing in mid-April before deciding whether to pull the doctors license, or a petition for summary suspension could be filed.

The medical board would hold an emergency meeting and decide whether or not to temporarily suspend Dr. Roddy's license.

On Sunday, the Sheffield Police Department executed a search warrant on the Roddy's home.

Inside they recovered a large amount of prescription medication and were still trying to determine whether or not the pills were obtained illegally.

They're also trying to open seven safes to see if more medication is inside there but have had no luck in cracking the locks.

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