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      Local doctor arrested for drug trafficking

      55-year-old Samuel J. Christian, MD


      A local doctor has been indicted on more than 2 dozen counts of drug trafficking.


      On Wednesday, a Seneca County grand jury handed down the 30 count indictment against 55-year-old Samuel J. Christian, MD of Tiffin.


      The indictment includes 24 counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, 5 counts of trafficking in drugs and 1 count of a methadone treatment license violation.


      All of the alleged crimes are felonies.


      As on Wednesday night Christian was behind bars at the Seneca County Jail awaiting a hearing.


      An internet search of Christian shows the doctor, at one time, has admitting privilages at Mercy Tiffin Hospital.


      He was listed as a general surgeon.


      His "healthgrades" profile says he graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine in 1984.

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