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Ohio pill-mill owner gets 12-plus years in prison



Published: Mon, December 3, 2012 @ 6:19 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — A judge has sentenced the co-owner of a southern Ohio pill mill to more than 12 years in prison.

Prosecutors pushing for the sentence argued that Lester Sadler enforced a rule that the clinic see at least 40 cash-only patients a day, got his elderly father involved in a prescription forging scheme and joined his wife in burning records.

Cincinnati federal Judge Sandra Beckwith sentenced Sadler to 12 1/2 years in prison Monday and recommended a 500-hour drug-treatment program.

Sadler was found guilty earlier this year for his role in the illegal distribution of painkiller prescriptions through Ohio Medical and Pain Management in Waverly.

Sadler’s wife, Nancy, faces even more years in prison at her sentencing Tuesday after her conviction in May.


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1LtMacGowan(622 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

I feel bad for his patients who are in pain and will have a very difficult time in finding another doctor to prescribe narcotic medications. They ll be seen as tainted some how.

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