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Psychiatrist arrested after 36 of his patients died

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JONESBORO, GA (CBS46) -

A psychiatrist was arrested after 36 of his patients died, 12 of whom passed away due to overdose on prescription medication.

Doctor Narendra Nagareddy's office in Jonesorbo, just south of Atlanta, was raided by DEA agents Thursday.

Dr. Nagareddy is accused of violating Georgia's Controlled Substance Act.

"The search warrant [alleges] 36 of his patients have died, 12 of whom were autopsied with cause of death being overdose on prescription medication," said the Clayton County District Attorney. 

We went into the doctor's background and his license was issued in 1999. He's certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. 

According to the State Board of Medical Examiners, he has no disciplinary action, no criminal convictions, no medical malpractice suits and no medical settlements.

But, we found several online complaints dating back several years, calling into question the very thing he's now under investigation for.

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