A Winder pharmacy that has operated on West Athens Street for almost a decade has closed its doors following the arrest of its owner, Amy K. Dunahoo, on drug-related charges.
Dunahoo, 45, has been a licensed pharmacist in Georgia since 1991, but has had problems with the state licensing board since 2006 over her handling of her pharmacy’s prescription drugs.
Her regulatory infractions evolved into felonies six months ago, when on Jan. 5 she was discovered unresponsive in a home on Whispering Way by a Winder police officer responding to a complaint about loose dogs.
Today, the drug store at 35 W. Midland Avenue is closed. There is a temporary sign draped over its stationary sign that directs customers to Walgreen’s at North Broad and May streets downtown.
Winder Police Chief Dennis Dorsey said Dunahoo’s felony charges were presented in January to the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, which investigates complaints for the Board of Pharmacy. That board that licenses all practicing pharmacists in this state.
A GDNA special agent told Winder police that Dunahoo’s pharmacist license was suspended. However, the state licensure website indicates that it is “active.” A spokesman for the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office agreed to look into the situation Monday.