www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

WSU to dedicate upgraded lab to study electrical power -11/24/2014, 4:55 PM

Wilbur Middle School employee placed on leave after arrest -11/24/2014, 4:55 PM

Wichita investors announce plan for southeast Kansas casino -11/24/2014, 4:55 PM

Executive Airshare expanding service into San Antonio -11/24/2014, 4:55 PM

Cut-your-own Christmas tree farm to open -11/24/2014, 4:55 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Ex-Kan. doctor indictment on firearm, drug charges

Published on -5/23/2013, 6:46 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A federal grand jury has formally charged a former Kansas doctor with illegally having a handgun as a convicted felon.

A three-count indictment handed down Wednesday charges Lawrence Simons with unlawful possession of a firearm, ammunition and controlled substances.

Simons was arrested last week on a criminal complaint. Prosecutors say he gave a bondsman a gun as partial payment for bailing him out of jail last month in an unrelated criminal threat case. His attorney has declined to comment on the case.

The 57-year-old Wichita doctor has a 2010 felony conviction for unlawfully distributing prescription drugs. He had surrendered his license to write prescriptions, and could not lawfully possess controlled substances.

The indictment alleges prescription drugs were found at three storage units after Simons stopped making lease payments.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos

AP Breaking News