Judge Allows Methadone Clinic in Shopping Center

Dec 7, 2011

City leaders misinterpreted Covington’s zoning code when they decided NKY Med LLC had to obtain a zoning exemption to open a methadone clinic in the Latonia Shopping Center, a federal judge has ruled. Covington-based U.S. District Judge William O. Bertelsman, in a decision dated Monday, found the city had incorrectly categorized the proposed facility as an “addiction treatment facility” under its zoning laws. The center would dispense methadone and Suboxone to treat addictions to heroin and narcotic painkillers.