The Washington Health Department has suspended the license of a former Spokane drug counselor accused of selling methamphetamine and heroin.
Anthony L. Williams was stripped of his licenses to provide drug counseling and mental health services this week after an arrest in April on multiple felony counts of delivering a controlled substance. Investigators allege Williams sold the drugs to buyers working with police detectives in December and January, and later admitted to trading the drugs for sex, according to court records.
Williams’ former employer, Spokane Treatment and Recovery Services, said in April he was terminated after an original arrest in January. He is in custody at Geiger Corrections Center on a $50,000 bond, according to jail records.
Williams was initially licensed to provide substance abuse counseling in June 2014. The suspension handed down by the department is effective until the criminal matter is resolved, and Williams has 20 days to request a hearing on the matter before the Health Department, according to a news release.
Williams has pleaded not guilty to the charges, and a trial is tentatively scheduled for November.
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