EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - The managing pharmacist of Effingham County Hospital was arrested for 100 felony drug counts on Oct. 3.
After a four-year-long investigation, Durwin Logan was arrested on 25 counts of unauthorized distribution of controlled substance, 25 counts of possession of Schedule I controlled substance, 25 counts of manufacture/possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance. and 25 counts of use of communication facility in commission of a felony involving controlled substances.
The Georgia Department of Health says that all Georgia-licensed pharmacists are required to submit information for certain drugs daily. The department records the prescription information it receives into an electronic database. They can track any misuse, abuse, and prescribing patterns.
The news of Logan's arrest in the medical community was no surprise, but everyone we talked with did not want to give an interview and did not want to be associated with this case.
They say it's no secret our country is in the middle of an opioid epidemic, and it doesn't help if a pharmacist - an authority - is part of it.
Logan remains behind bars. The Springfield Police Department and all other law enforcement agencies have declined to comment on the on-going investigation.