Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Doctor pleads guilty in drug case



The Associated Press

ASHLAND, Ky. - A physician charged as part of an investigation of prescription pain pill abuse in Northern Kentucky pleaded guilty Monday.

Dr. David Procter entered the pleas in federal court to one count of conspiracy and two counts of illegally prescribing controlled substances.

Procter, 52, admitted he conspired with two office workers to illegally distribute controlled substances at a South Shore clinic.

Under federal sentencing guidelines, Procter faces from 121 to 151 months in prison with no possible parole or probation. He also would be required to pay a $250,000 fine.




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