ALBANY, NEW YORK – Adrian Morris, age 65, of Clifton Park, New York, formerly a licensed psychiatrist specializing in addiction recovery, was sentenced today to serve 37 months in prison for distributing controlled substances outside the course of professional practice and for no legitimate medical purpose.
The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; Acting Special Agent in Charge Timothy Foley of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division; and Special Agent in Charge Janeen DiGuiseppi of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
As part of his guilty plea, Morris admitted that he dispensed controlled substances, including Adderall and Xanax, for no legitimate medical purpose, to people he never met or treated. Morris also admitted that he engaged in personal relationships with female patients seeking treatment from him for addiction to controlled substances.
United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also imposed a 2-year term of supervised release, which will start after Morris is released from prison.
This case was investigated by the DEA, FBI, Albany County Sheriff’s Office, and the New York State Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Wayne A. Myers and Emmet J. O’Hanlon.