South Whitley doctor faces felony charges

A South Whitley physician is in custody and facing six felony counts.

The Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office says 67-year-old Doctor James Hanus dealt “substantial sums of controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose” between August 2012 and October 2016.

The arrest was the result of 2.5 years of police work, including surveillance and undercover operations.

Hanus has posted his $100,000 cash bond and has been released from Whitley County Jail.

He’s schedule for an initial hearing Monday morning.