Parish Coroner Under Investigation by DEA

Shreveport TV Station KTBS reported early this week that Dr. Jeffrey Evans, the DeSoto Parish Coroner and longtime physician is under federal investigation.  Here is their report.

Agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration met with Dr. Jeffrey Evans last Thursday. Sources tell KTBS the investigation centers on the amount of controlled substances being dispensed through prescriptions. Other hospital employees also have been questioned.

DEA public information officer Debbie Webber confirmed in an email to KTBS that Evans is the subject of an “ongoing federal investigation;” however, she said no details could be released until the case had been adjudicated.

Likewise, Evans, in a brief telephone interview, confirmed the DEA investigation but said he could not comment beyond that, other than to say he still has his medical license.

His status with DeSoto Regional Health System and DeSoto Regional Family Medicine, where he has been on staff for decades, is unclear. Neither CEO Todd Eppler nor Evans would comment on whether he’s still employed.

Dr. Evans is in his third term as Coroner of DeSoto Parish.

Photo and report from KTBS 3 News.