Officials Tight-Lipped about Dr. Adams Investigation; Search Warrant Detailed

PHILIPSBURG – While there are plenty of rumors swirling around the community with regard to the investigation of Dr. Larry Adams of Philipsburg, none of them are being substantiated by officials.

GantDaily contacted the Centre County Court Administrator’s office Wednesday morning, but the woman who answered the telephone there said she was ordered to direct all inquires into the Adams case to an agent from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office.

A call to the State College bureau yielded no new information, and the agent assigned to the case, Sherry Kramer, said she was not involved in the investigation when the search warrant would have been issued.

One of the search warrants issued was able to be obtained by GantDaily.

That warrant details the activity of the attorney general’s office and the state police.

On May 17 at 10 p.m., a mini-van belonging to Adams was seized. The vehicle was searched at noon the next day with investigators finding a McDonald’s bag containing five pill bottles on the floor of the vehicle.

Ninety pills of suspected Percocet, a prescription pain reliever, were found along with 31 pills of Methadose. Methadose is a brand name of the drug methadone, a synthetic narcotic commonly given to patients attempting to stop using narcotics. Three different bottles containing a total of 70 pills of different strengths of Kadian, a brand name of morphine, were also found.

The suspected controlled substances were taken from the vehicle and secured by police.

The warrant noted: “The seized items are relevant to an on-going investigation being conducted.”

The complete inventory of items taken from Adams’ van includes three types of prescription medication for erectile dysfunction, a prescription medication for high cholesterol and a prescription medication for high blood pressure.

Several packages of testosterone were found. Two of them were labeled for someone else by Adams, according to the warrant. Police also found five boxes of human growth hormone.

The warrant also describes finding more than 400 syringes in the van.

Police also seized a .22-caliber rifle from Adams van and three loaded magazines for the gun.

For the time being, Adams’ office — Mid-State Medical Services Inc. — appears to be operating as usual. Receptionists were accepting appointments for new and existing patients on Thursday.

Adams was most recently in the news after holding a press conference to announce that the Philipsburg Hospital would re-open sometime this summer. Adams is the only person whose name has been made public in connection the company planning to run the hospital. There has been no word on whether this investigation will delay plans to open the facility.

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