A physician assistant involved in a controversial Pittsburg County sexual abuse case received five years probation Thursday at a meeting of the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. Stacy Lynn Scroggins, a McAlester-based physician assistant, pleaded guilty to 16 violations, including prescribing controlled drugs to family members and converting them to her own use, board records show. The agreement Scroggins reached with board members and her attorney allows her to continue to practice. Scroggins cannot prescribe narcotics and must undergo regular drug testing and monitoring by the board. The agreement also requires she attend 90 12-step meetings and go to one Health Professionals Recovery Program meeting a week. Investigators allege Scroggins diverted about 200 prescriptions, including hydrocodone cough syrup and other pain medications, beginning around 2005. In a statement to the board, Scroggins said that as difficult as things are, she is glad that she has come to terms with her addiction problem. "She gave a positive statement and things went smoothly,” said Lyle Kelsey, executive director of the board. Scroggins examined a 4-year-old female victim in the David Harold Earls rape case and found evidence of sexual abuse, court records show. Earls received a one-year jail term, setting off a firestorm of controversy. Earls has been indicted by a grand jury and could go to trial on lewd and indecent acts allegations. The alleged victims are the rape victim and her brother.
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