Man gets 1 day imprisonment in Ohio pill mill case

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge has sentenced an 82-year-old man to one day of imprisonment for his role as a minor player in a southern Ohio pill mill operation.

James Sadler had pleaded guilty late last year to one count of diverting controlled substances while working at Ohio Medical and Pain Management in Waverly.

Federal judge Sandra Beckwith in Cincinnati handed down Sadler's sentence Tuesday, following a recommendation agreed to by prosecutors and Sadler's attorney.

Prosecutors said the sentence was adequate for the minimal role Sadler played, while also recognizing his age and his health problems.

Sadler was accused of having real and fake prescriptions for painkillers filled at a pharmacy on behalf of the clinic operated by his son and daughter-in-law.

A message was left with Sadler's attorney seeking comment.

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