Scott County

Georgetown doctor charged with dealing meth, "liquid Ecstasy"

Photo by Kevin van Gelderen |
Photo by Kevin van Gelderen |

Authorities have charged a Georgetown physician with trafficking in drugs.

Kentucky State Police said Dr. Robert Yost, 48, was arrested and taken to the Scott County Detention Center Thursday on one count of first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine.

He also is charged with one count of first-degree trafficking in GHB, a drug sometimes called "liquid Ecstasy," according to a release from the Frankfort state police post.

State police said they began an investigation in December that meth was being sold by a doctor in Scott County. The state police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations Branch and the Scott County Sheriff's Department also were involved.

Troopers obtained a search warrant after what they described as several controlled drug buys from the suspect.

Illegal narcotics were seized from Yost's residence, state police said.

An investigation is continuing, state police said.