Suffolk County Legislator Dr. William “Doc” Spencer, a prominent physician in Huntington, was arrested Tuesday in a scheme to trade drugs for sex, WNBC-TV reported Tuesday night.
The New York TV station said that he was arrested in an official county car in the parking lot of the Goodwill store. Officials told WNBC that he had gone there expecting to meet a woman to swap drugs for sex, but it was a sting operation set up by multiple agencies who were tipped off because of a previous investigation, WNBC said.
A Democrat who represents the 18th Legislative District, has led legal efforts against energy drinks, drug abuse, smoking and many other health initiatives, and is chief of otolaryngology at Huntington Hospital.
Long Island Lawmaker, Doctor Arrested After Trying to Trade Drugs for Sexual Favors: Sources