EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFormer WV Pain Clinic Worker Sentenced
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Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Sep. 18, 2013 3:41 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 18, 2013 10:41 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The former office manager of a Mingo County pain clinic has been sentenced to six months behind bars for conspiring to misuse a physician's U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration registration number.
Myra Miller pleaded guilty to the charge in March. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver gave her the maximum possible sentence in federal court in Charleston on Wednesday.
Miller has said she played a reluctant role in what prosecutors said was a conspiracy to sell narcotic prescriptions to people who didn't need them.
As part of her plea agreement, Miller already has agreed to forfeit her interest in the clinic building and an adjoining office. She also has agreed to forfeit $475,000 in assets seized at the time of the raid. Most of that amount reflects cash found in her Kentucky home.
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