3 People To Be Sentenced In Deadly Ohio Pill Mill Case
An Ohio medical clinic owner and two doctors he oversaw are set to be sentenced Wednesday on charges that they provided illegal prescriptions of oxycodone and other drugs to customers for $200.
Tracy Bias has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Prosecutors are recommending Bias be sentenced to more than 19 years in prison. A judge already ordered Bias to forfeit $6.3 million.
Bias' attorney, John Keller, is arguing for a lighter sentence. Keller didn't return messages seeking comment Tuesday.
Prosecutors say dozens of customers a week would travel hundreds of miles to visit clinics owned by Bias in southern and central Ohio, paying $200 per visit for painkillers.
They say the pill mills contributed to the deaths of two people.