Treatment for Drug Charges
A Florida judge adjudicated a former equine veterinarian guilty of driving under the influence last week.
Orlando’s Scott Langton pleaded nolo contendere to the DUI leading to one-year probation and a suspended driver’s license for 6 months.
Judge Jessica Recksiedler sentenced Langton to treatment-based drug court for possession of cocaine and a Schedule IV substance as a part of a plea deal. The rehabilitation based program is an alternative to incarceration for defendants that enter the criminal system due to addiction.
Prosecutors charged Langton in January after he crashed his BMW into a tree. Seminole County Sheriff deputies found cocaine, Diazepam, and alcohol at the scene of the single-car crash.
Langton voluntarily relinquished his veterinarian license in June. At the time, he committed to working with a group that helps rehab “impaired health care professionals”.
Langton owns and practiced veterinary medicine at Avalon Veterinary Clinic and Corner Lake Equine Hospital.