Anna Maria man arrested in pain clinic bust

Tampa police arrested Dr. John Lanning, 75, of Sycamore Avenue in Anna Maria for allegedly operating a pain management clinic without a license.

A relatively new Tampa city ordinance toughens rules for pain clinics. Several clinics were closed for allegedly operating as pill mills for patients with questionable prescriptions.

Islander news partner Mike Quinn, publisher of NewsManatee.com, contributed to this report.

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