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ER doctor arrested, charged with LSD possession

Dr. Roderick Gray Newell (Photo Source: Harrison County Sheriff's Department) Dr. Roderick Gray Newell (Photo Source: Harrison County Sheriff's Department)
LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) -

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - An emergency room physician has been arrested for possession of drugs, including 99 doses of the powerful hallucinogenic LSD.

Long Beach Assistant Police Chief Don Bass says officers arrested 58-year-old Dr. Roderick Gray Newell of 20180 Lovers Lane in Long Beach on Saturday.

Bass said officers were responding to a welfare call concerning a driver passed out in a vehicle when they encountered Newell parked at the corner of Oak Court and Live Oak Drive.

Bass said officers observed several bottles of prescription medication not prescribed to Newell in plain sight inside the car, and they obtained a search warrant for Newell's home.

Bass said investigators recovered five types of prescription drugs, marijuana and 99 doses of LSD.

Newell was charged with six misdemeanor counts and one felony count of drug possession. He is currently free on a $50,000 bond.

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