Kokomo doctor arrested for meth

Posted: 31st October 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) – A Kokomo doctor of internal medicine is behind bars for allegedly possessing methamphetamine while he was a patient at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis, according to our partners at the Kokomo Tribune .

Howard County sheriff deputies arrested Dr. Silvio J. Sanchez earlier this week on a Marion County warrant for Class D felony possession of meth.

As of Friday, Sanchez, who resides in Indianapolis, remained incarcerated at the Howard County jail awaiting transport to the Marion County jail.

Deputies arrested the doctor Tuesday evening at St. Joseph Hospital on the warrant.

Sanchez practices internal medicine out of the Wagoner Medical Clinic on North Dixon Road.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Marion Superior Court, a nurse at Wishard’s emergency room found a baggy containing four smaller baggies of meth, two vials of unknown substances, and a box containing three glass pipes with residue and 10 DVDs in Sanchez’s possession.

The nurse told deputies he found the items while conducting an inventory of the patient’s property, which is part of the hospital’s policy, the affidavit stated.

Suspecting the items were illegal substances, the nurse alerted two Marion County sheriff deputies who were working security at the hospital.

When questioned, Sanchez admitted the baggies contained meth, but said he did not know what was in the vials.

A drug test performed on the substance in the vials came back negative for meth.

No information was available about how Sanchez became a patient at the hospital.

A message seeking comment left at Wagoner Medical Clinic in Kokomo was not returned.

If convicted, Sanchez could receive up to three years in prison.


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