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Alleged Waveland pill mill Dr. takes bond fight to U.S. Court of Appeals

If convicted on all charges, Morris faces more than 500 years in prison. (Photo source: WLOX) If convicted on all charges, Morris faces more than 500 years in prison. (Photo source: WLOX)
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Dr. Steve Morris is taking his fight to get out of jail to the United States Court of Appeals. Morris, who is facing 57 federal charges for allegedly selling prescriptions for cash, has been in jail since he was arrested on May 13.

A detention hearing was held for Morris on May 21, where a judge denied bond, stating several reasons, including the lengthy sentence Morris is facing.

The judge was also concerned because Morris' wife and child live in Thailand, and he was scheduled to visit them this summer. Morris also failed to give a urine sample for a drug test twice, according to the judge, and was receiving some sort of psychiatric treatment.

The other two defendants in the case, Peggy Laporte and Brittany Spikes, were allowed bond.

Morris' attorneys filed a motion to revoke the detention order, but the judge once again denied bond last week.

There is no word yet on when the United States Court of Appeals will make a decision on Morris' appeal.

If convicted on all charges, Morris faces more than 500 years in prison. Trial is set for Nov. 2.

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