Paducah Doctor Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Drug Charges
PADUCAH, KY - A Paducah doctor has pleaded not guilty to 11 drug trafficking charges and is still working and taking new patients as he prepares for trial.
Dr. Troy Nelson entered the plea Thursday in McCracken Circuit Court to seven felony and four misdemeanor counts of trafficking in a controlled substance. Nelson's lawyer, Mark Bryant, filed a motion to obtain records from the Kentucky All-Schedule Prescription Reporting system to learn about the individuals who made the allegations against his client. Circuit Judge Tim Kaltenbach set a hearing on the request for Friday.
Bryant told The Paducah Sun his client knows who the accusers are, but doesn't know any other details surrounding the allegations. Prosecutors say Nelson illegally sold or distributed drugs to seven people in exchange for personal favors.