The grand jury accuses Kentucky physician of illegally distributing amphetamine drug

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A Kentucky doctor has been charged with illegally distributing drugs.

A federal grand jury indicted Jason N. Stamper, a Pikeville psychiatrist, on Thursday on four counts of distributing and providing an amphetamine in 2022 outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical reason.

Police found bags of an ADHD drug called Vyvanse during a search of Stamper’s home in December, according to a citation.

The drug contains an amphetamine.

The citation said police also found a bag containing a white residue consistent with methamphetamine, along with bowls and pipes used to smoke drugs.

Stamper, 51, is charged in state court with trafficking in meth and possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, but has not been charged in state court.

The case in federal court, where Stamper faces up to 20 years in prison with each conviction, will likely replace the state’s case.

The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure issued an emergency restriction barring Stamper from prescribing controlled substances after he was arrested.

Jennifer Taylor, a Whitesburg attorney representing Stamper, said they had no comment on the federal charges.

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