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Top pediatric neurologist recorded snorting cocaine while treating patients

By Mason White 4:22 PM January 7, 2015
Dr. Colin Ferrie caught doing cocaine 

By: Feng Qian
A top pediatric neurologist was suspended from his position after being recorded snorting cocaine while treating patients, health officials in the United Kingdom said.

Dr. Colin Ferrie, a pediatric neurologist consultant at the Leeds General Infirmary and the Hull Royal Infirmary, is one of the leading experts in childhood epilepsy.

Ferrie was allegedly recorded on video taking cocaine and consuming a powerful drug known as GHB. He has been suspended from practicing medicine after allegations were made public.

GHB, or gamma-hydroxybutyrate, produces feelings of euphoria and can reduce inhibitions. At higher doses, the drug can also have a sedative effect and cause extreme drowsiness.

For two hours on Wednesday, Ferrie was seen repeatedly taking doses of the drug, which is also known as liquid ecstasy. An hour after Ferrie consumed the drug, an operator at Leeds General Infirmary confirmed that he was still on duty.

It was also alleged that Dr. Ferrie spoke about his experiences taking the highly addictive drug crystal meth. Police launched an investigation, but so far, no charges have been filed.