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January 31, 2013 4:35 PM

Local doctor George Tkalych closes practice; faces trafficking, DUI charges in Florida

A longtime physician facing multiple criminal charges in Florida has closed his Columbus medical practice. George Tkalych, who for almost 30 years has been an ear, nose and throat doctor here, was arrested in November in Walton County, according to Florida State Attorney records the Ledger-Enquirer obtained. He was charged with felony trafficking illegal drugs, possession of controlled substances outside of original container and driving under the influence.

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