BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - The former manager of a pain clinic has been sentenced to five years in prison for operating a pill mill in coastal Georgia.
Natalie Anderson was sentenced in federal court Tuesday and the Florida Times-Union reports the woman was indicted after authorities raided Brunswick Wellness in July 2012. The clinic's owner and three physicians were also indicted for prescribing prescription drugs in large amounts for no legitimate medical purposes.
Authorities have said clients came from as far as Kentucky, and out-of-state clients paid more than locals. Prosecutors say physicians wrote 21,000 prescriptions in seven months.
Anderson is ordered to serve three years of probation after her prison sentence.
The owner and a physician have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to illegally distribute drugs and two other physicians are awaiting trial.
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