PILL MILL SENTENCE Man Sentenced For Operating "Pill Mill"
Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 12, 2012 4:27 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 12, 2012 5:02 PM EDT
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, Scioto County
A Scioto County, Ohio, man was sentenced for operating a "pill mill."
George Marshall Adkins, 69, of Wheelersburg was convicted of running his business as a pill mill from June 2009 to December 2011, according to a news release from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Adkins was the owner of Greater Medical Advance Inc. in Wheelersburg.
In September, Adkins pleaded guilty to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, conspiracy to engage in a pattern of corrupt activity, permitting drug abuse, aggravated trafficking in drugs and forgery.
In the news release, DeWine said he believes Adkins could have contributed to the massive rise in overdoses and deaths in southern Ohio.
This case is one of the first convictions on the state-level against a non-prescriber for the management and activities connected to a pill mill, the release said.