Louisville psychiatrist’s license suspended after marijuana charges

Matthew Glowicki, Louisville Courier Journal

A psychiatrist’s license is now suspended after police say he was found at his east Louisville office hiding marijuana inside a McDonald’s bag.

Peter Steiner, 60, is charged with possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor, as well as tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.

The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure issued an emergency license suspension late last week, which temporarily bans Steiner from practicing medicine.

The suspension order details a June 2017 search warrant on Steiner’s private practice, 6500 Glenridge Park Place, by the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration.

When investigators found Steiner, he threw a McDonald’s bag into a nearby trash can, according to the order. A resealable plastic storage bag of marijuana was later found in the trashed fast food bag, according to the order.

Steiner also was found holding two thick envelopes, which were filled with cash, checks and a list of patient names and amounts, the order details.

He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday in Jefferson Circuit Court, online court records show, and is next due in court April 16.

Steiner graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1995, according to Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure records.

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