Trial begins for Wichita doctor accused of diverting opioids to streets

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A federal jury trial begins today for a 57-year-old Wichita doctor charged with unlawfully distributing opioid prescription drugs.

Dr. Steven R. Henson, who operated Kansas Men’s Clinic at 3636 N. Ridge Road, is charged with 31 counts including distributing prescription drugs, unlawfully distributing controlled substances, unlawfully distributing methadone and numerous other charges. 

According to authorities, Henson was registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration to dispense prescription controlled substances. 

If convicted, Henson could face millions in fines and spend years in jail.

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