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Doctor accused of dealing marijuana could lose medical license

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Dr. James Michael Conkright. (Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office) Dr. James Michael Conkright. (Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office)

An Evansville physician accused of dealing marijuana could be losing his medical license.

As 14 news first reported in August, investigators charged Dr. James Michael Conkright after they say they found a sophisticated marijuana grow operation in his basement.

Doctors must renew their license with the state every two years. When the professional licensing agency received a Dr. Conkright's renewal application, they noted a red flag. 

Dr. Conkright has been a cosmetic surgeon in the area for nearly 30 years. His current practice is at Deaconess Gateway, but is in no way affiliated with the hospital.   

Officials with the Indiana Medical Licensing Board say Dr. Conkright answered "yes" to the following question on the renewal application- Question 5: Since you last renewed, have you been denied staff membership or privileges in any hospital or health care facility; or have staff membership or privileges been revoked, suspended or subject to any restriction, probation or other type of discipline; or have you have you resigned in lieu of discipline or termination?

The licensing board says because Dr. Conkright answered "yes," he will have to make a personal appearance before the board on December 13. He is also scheduled to be in Vanderburgh County Court on January 14 for the marijuana related charges.

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