City doctor arrested in drug fraud case

From Staff Reports

   JOHNSON CITY -- An Elizabethton doctor was arrested by Johnson City police investigators and charged with 26 counts of obtaining narcotics by fraud.
   Dr. Wade Tanner, 146 E. L. Bowers Rd., Elizabethton, was arrested following an investigation into what is alleged to be a large amount of prescriptions written by Tanner for narcotics during the past four months.
   According to police, the prescriptions written by Tanner were for hydrocodone, which is commonly referred to by its brand name of Lortab.
   Tanner was released from the Washington County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Washington County General Sessions Court for arraignment on Feb. 12.