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Judge considers shock probation for doctor

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - A judge is considering shock probation for a western Kentucky doctor who was accused of trading drugs for personal favors but pleaded guilty to lesser charges of failing to keep proper paperwork.

Dr. Troy Nelson was sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to 20 misdemeanor counts. Originally he had been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance.

Paducah attorney Mark Bryant, who represents Nelson, told the Paducah Sun on Tuesday that he filed for shock probation for his client.

Clymer said he would review the case before issuing a decision.

Meanwhile, Nelson faces a hearing in October before the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.

Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com

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