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Havertown Doctor Arrested on Drug Charges

Police said a local ophthalmologist was growing marijuana in his home.

A local doctor and his daughter were arrested Wednesday and face charges of drug possession and conspiracy.

Acting on a tip, Haverford Township Police raided the Sagamore Road, Havertown, home of Dr. Paul Ezell on Wednesday morning, NBC reported.

Both Ezell, 58, and his daughter Victoria Ezell, 23, were taken into custody, The Philadelphia Inquirer said.

At the house, police found more than a dozen marijuana plants, including one that was more than 2 feet tall, NBC said. Also in the house were scales used to weigh drugs and more than $1,200 in cash.

Paul Ezell is an ophthalmologist with an office on West Chester Pike in Havertown.

Both Ezells were scheduled to be arraigned later Wednesday on charges of drug dealing, drug possession and criminal conspiracy.

John Child April 24, 2014 at 07:01 AM
only two feet high? They're obviously not hip to the Walmart grow bags or the Rain Gutter Gardening System.
Jim Heffner April 24, 2014 at 07:07 AM
Absolutely disgusting. A healer using the best medicine for his patients is arrested. A healer that is willing to put it on the line and our judicial system wants to punish him because he respects his avocation more then the wrongful laws that they hold to be be more important than justice. The negative spin from the press is almost as bad as the mindless persecution by our public servants. Bring back sanity, repeal prohibition.
Fred Gluck April 24, 2014 at 07:21 AM
If you don't like the law, work to change it, until then obey the law. Did you see the Journal of Neuroscience study released on Monday? Light regular use of marijuana causes brain damage. Do you really think smoke inhalation of any kind is okay? After a fire you get transported to the hospital for treatment if you live. Ban cigarette smoking, but not marijuana? As a libertarian I don't believe we should prohibit it's use. I do think we as a society should encourage factual debate, including that the #1 problem that people seek treatment for dependency is marijuana.
Bob D. April 24, 2014 at 09:32 AM
The police walked past the liqueur cabinet to confiscate the mind altering, brain damaging marijuana.
Jim Heffner April 24, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Fred Gluck, some questions for you. How many of the people who are reported as in treatment are real people and not part of a scam? How many people in treatment for Cannabis "addiction" are there voluntarily? How many of these are misdiagnosed(from working in the addictions field I can tell you a lot of normal teenage rebellion is lumped under this)? Wait a while for some peer reviews on the rest.

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