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3 to be sentenced in deadly Ohio pill mill case

CINCINNATI (AP) — 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.

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