Local dentist caught with meth

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

POTTSBORO -- A local dentist was arrested earlier this week on meth charges.

Dr. Robert Leslie Hawkins was arrested Monday according to the Grayson County Sheriff's Office.

He had been under investigation since 2005.

Investigators say Hawkins was under surveillance Monday when he left his home in the Tanglewood addition. He was on his way to work when they pulled him over for a traffic violation.

In the car, they found approximately $1,000 worth of “ice” methamphetamine.

When they went back to search his home, they found more meth paraphernalia and a 28-year-old woman, Kristine Michelle Phillips, who was also arrested.

No word on what's next for his dental practice.

Investigators say he was actually on his way to work when he was busted.

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  • by Harrassed Location: Local area on May 24, 2007 at 10:26 AM
    Meth is poison, but it is important people realize that it can happen to anyone. As a recovering addict, I can tell you that the majority of users out there need help, not some gung ho Narc squad harrassing them for two years. I was clean for 5 yrs and happen to be in the wrong place wrong time and had a relapse. I was lucky, I got help and got back to recovery after only a few weeks. Just think what might have happened if the so called authorities had stopped this man as soon as they knew he was using??? If people only knew where their tax dollars were going and whats being done with it by law enforcment. Like my buddy the ex-cop tells people...."After about the third grade, the police ARE NOT your friends".
  • by s.c. Location: denison on May 15, 2007 at 06:16 AM
    meth rots teeth,creating more business lol
  • by Anonymous Location: denison on May 15, 2007 at 06:09 AM
    meth rots teeth and brings in customers..lol
  • by teri Location: ardmore on May 7, 2007 at 10:22 AM
    What makes everything real sad is we have so many young, old, doctors and just regular people that have this serious problem. But you start trying to find help and everyone just says send them to jail where are prisons are over populated anyway. People are ready to say lots of things not very many want to get involved to help these people!
  • by Jerry Location: Denison on May 7, 2007 at 08:43 AM
    GOOD!! There is no room for meth sellers in our state, Especially when we depend on them for keeping us well.
  • by C.L. Miller Location: Calera on May 2, 2007 at 07:13 PM
    What is the world coming too!!! Can the people at KXII please report something in our community that we can be proud of? But you know what they say, no news like bad news.
  • by Anon Location: Ardmore on Apr 27, 2007 at 08:56 AM
    Does the community know how many addicts walk into a dental practice everyday pretending to have a tooth ache or send their own children in with a toothache and all they want is a quick fix, some say if you can't beat 'em join 'em....As a professional you have to be the strong one and you took an oath to better the care of the patient not feed the habit, and this story is the pathetic truth of what lives in our communities, works in our communities, and worst of all--interacts with our children! It happens to Lawyers, Doctors, and now our Dentists. If you surround yourself by it, you become it!
  • by db Location: allen on Apr 26, 2007 at 11:53 AM
    2 years, we should be worried about a police dept that took 2 years to conduct an investigation that came up with very little drugs. seems to me that the fine folks of grayson county have had the county funds misused once again. I grew up here, and it certaintly not the first time someones been framed in this county. This message edited by KXII Web Staff.
  • by cme Location: sherman on Apr 24, 2007 at 01:30 PM
    I pray that he can get it together. It happens to the best of us and no one is ammuned to such a devil. Please keep praying and please know "THAT THIS TO SHALL PASS."
  • by S.A. Location: Sherman on Apr 24, 2007 at 10:54 AM
    Dr Hawkins was fast, courteous, and efficient. Did I say he was fast?
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