Tyler doctor accused of illegal diversion of opioids, license restricted

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TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The Texas Medical Board temporarily restricted the licenses of Dr. James Martin Stocks after finding he was arrested for felony diversion of a Schedule II controlled substance including opioids.

An investigation found that Dr. Stocks treated a colleague for 15 years in which he prescribed him opioids on a monthly basis, without conducting regular examinations and without monitoring the patient’s prescribed medications.

As a result, his colleague became addicted to the opioid medication and is now being treated for the addiction.

The board temporarily restricted, without notice, Dr. Stocks license and he is prohibited from possessing, distributing, or prescribing controlled substances in Texas. He is not allowed to serve as a doctor or prescribe to himself, his family, peers, or others in which he has a close relationship.

A hearing with notice will be held unless waived by Dr. Stocks. The temporary restriction remains in place until the board takes further action.

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