Old Saybrook Doctor Arrested

An Old Saybrook doctor has been arrested on numerous felony charges. Old Saybrook Police say Scott W. Houghton M.D. illegally prescribed prescription drugs.  Police say Tuesday’s arrest follows a two-year investigation by local, state, and federal authorities which included the seizure of evidence from Houghton’s medical practice at 929 Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook.

Houghton, 43, who is from Madison continued to write prescriptions for controlled substances after his license was suspended February 3, 2010, said police.

In all, Houghton faces 47 felony counts including 30 counts of illegally prescribing narcotics and 14 counts of illegally prescribing a controlled substance.

Houghton is free on $250,000 bond. He is due in court on April 26.


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