Report: Greeneville, TN doctor smoked crack between patients - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Report: Greeneville, TN doctor smoked crack before seeing patients

Posted: Updated:
Dr. Robert Locklear Dr. Robert Locklear
This is a photo of the signs posted on the front doors of Trinity Internal Medicine and Sleep in Greeneville, TN. This is a photo of the signs posted on the front doors of Trinity Internal Medicine and Sleep in Greeneville, TN.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Federal court filings show holes used for sex acts inside Bristol adult novelty store

    Federal court filings show holes used for sex acts inside Bristol adult novelty store

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:58 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:58:06 GMT
    Federal court documents reveal in the past, the owner of an adult novelty store on State Street in Bristol, Va. was selling more than just lingerie, pornography and synthetic drugs. Instead, pictures filed at the federal courthouse in Greeneville earlier this month show waist-high holes in private rooms inside Exotic Illusions.
    Federal court documents reveal in the past, the owner of an adult novelty store on State Street in Bristol, Va. was selling more than just lingerie, pornography and synthetic drugs. Instead, pictures filed at the federal courthouse in Greeneville earlier this month show waist-high holes in private rooms inside Exotic Illusions.
  • July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:51:57 GMT
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
  • Man hospitalized after hitting his head on rock in Boone Lake

    Man hospitalized after hitting his head on rock in Boone Lake

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:38:48 GMT
    A Johnson City man was arrested Saturday after police said he assaulted his father with a hammer.According to police, Robert Collins, 25, attacked the victim, choked him, hit him with a hammer, and then smashed a kitchen window.Collins was charged with one count of aggravated domestic assault and one count of vandalism.He's in the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved.
    A Johnson City man was arrested Saturday after police said he assaulted his father with a hammer.According to police, Robert Collins, 25, attacked the victim, choked him, hit him with a hammer, and then smashed a kitchen window.Collins was charged with one count of aggravated domestic assault and one count of vandalism.He's in the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved.
GREENEVILLE, TN (WJHL) -

Greeneville physician, Dr. Robert Locklear, can no longer practice medicine after the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners found that he "engaged in unprofessional and unethical conduct and is unsafe to practice medicine". Dr. Locklear's medical license was suspended by the state board on July 1.

According to a report obtained by News Channel 11, a former employee also alleges she was "terminated because she refused to smoke crack cocaine with Dr. Locklear in between seeing patients in the office…"

Dr. Locklear, 42, practiced medicine at his office, Trinity Internal Medicine and Sleep, located at 895 East Andrew Johnson Highway, Greeneville, Tennessee.

An investigation by the Narcotics Task Forces in Greeneville, TN revealed that on May 13, Dr. Locklear smoked crack cocaine before seeing patients.

According to an affidavit, on June 11 the Greenville Police Department received a complaint from the clerk at the Comfort Inn concerning Locklear, a guest at the motel. A clerk told police a large amount of short stay traffic had been at Locklear's room and that she was suspicious of drug activity.

The affidavit says Locklear was found with 6.4 grams of crack cocaine and pipes in his pants pocket. Drug paraphernalia was also found in his car.

The Board of Medical Examiner's report says "It was discovered that Dr. Locklear purchased $2,000 worth of cocaine earlier that morning and that he gave three other individuals approximately $200 to $300 worth of cocaine that he purchased."

It was the second time in less than a week that Locklear was caught with crack cocaine.

Another affidavit revealed that Greene County Sheriff's Deputies were called to Be Happy Apartments on Snapps Ferry Road to investigate a domestic disturbance on June 5. There, Locklear stated he had brought crack cocaine to the apartment and placed it in a laundry basket. Those drugs were taken into evidence, but Locklear was not arrested at that time.

On June 13, Dr. Locklear was admitted to Bradford Health Services in Alabama, but on June 25, the report says that he checked himself out of the facility. He was arrested, shortly thereafter, for violating the conditions of his bond.  

Dr. Locklear is currently our of jail after posting bond. 

His medical license has been suspended until the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiner's sees fit to lift the suspension. Dr. Locklear had been practicing medicine since October 2002.

Copyright 2013 WJHL. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.