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Albany doctor and his wife arrested on drug charges

Albany - An Albany physician and his wife were arrested Friday afternoon on drug charges. 

John Temple Phillips IV and Amy Phillips are charged with possession of a controlled substance schedule II and III.

Albany Dougherty Drug Unit agents took Mrs. Phillips into custody at Phillips Pharmacy on 7th Avenue after she tried to fill a prescription there for the painkiller Endocet. 

The pharmacy called agents because they found the prescription suspicious.

ADDU Commander Maj. Bill Berry says the prescription written by Dr. Phillips was for a "very large" amount of the drug.

Dr. Phillips surrendered to agents in the parking lot outside his Tower Medical Group office on Meredyth Drive.

The Phillips were released from jail on $10,000 bond each around 6:45 tonight, on the condition that they get drug rehab.

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