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Criminal – Sentencing – Dentist’s Pain Prescriptions – Community Service (access required)

Although federal sentencing guidelines call for 18 to 24 months in prison for a 58-year-old opiate-addicted dentist who pleaded guilty to unlawful distribution of Zydone, but an Abingdon U.S. District Court sentences him to three years’ probation, a $10,000 fine and restitution for the drugs he illegally prescribed and 400 hours of community service. I find ...

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