Crime & Courts

MUSC psychiatrist faces drug charges

NORTH CHARLESTON - A Medical University of South Carolina psychiatrist has been arrested on prescription drug charges after a raid at an adult entertainment club.

The (Charleston) Post and Courier reported Thursday that Dr. Alberto Santos Jr. faces several charges including illegal possession of a controlled substance and theft of a controlled substance.

Authorities raided the Silk Stockings by Amber club in North Charleston on Tuesday and arrested two women on prostitution charges. A search of Santos' car revealed more than 300 tablets including anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic and anti-seizure medication.

Santos said during a bond hearing that he's done nothing wrong and had the medicine to go to clinics..

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