Doctor Faces Legal Problems


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A former south-central Kansas doctor already serving time on supervised release for a drug conviction faces mounting legal problems after his latest conviction on gun and drug charges.

U.S. District Judge Monti Belot on Thursday set a hearing for Feb. 10 on revocation of supervised release for Lawrence M. Simons.

Simons will also be sentenced that day for his November conviction on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of controlled substances.

His latest troubles began when he gave a bail bondsman a pistol as partial payment in an unrelated domestic dispute. Controlled substances also were found in storage units Simons used to store personal property.

The former Goddard physician pleaded guilty in 2009 to two counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances.


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