‘Nothing more than drug dealers:’ Gynecologist, pharmacists plead guilty to running pill mill – WSB-TV Channel 2
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ATLANTA — A former Atlanta gynecologist and two former pharmacists have pleaded responsible to federal expenses involving a tablet mill.
Prosecutors say Dr. Anthony Mills had been writing prescriptions for opioids, like oxycodone, morphine and Percocet, to drug sellers and addicts he by no means handled. They are saying a few of the prescriptions he wrote have been within the names of individuals whose had their identities stolen or had died.
As soon as the “sufferers” acquired their prescription from Mills’ residence, they might get it stuffed at one in every of two pharmacies owned by licensed pharmacist Raphael Ogunsusi, federal prosecutors alleged. They are saying Ogunsusi knew that Mills’ prescriptions weren’t reputable and have been too massive to be thought-about “medically applicable,” however stuffed them anyway.
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Channel 2′s Tyisha Fernandes knocked on the door of Mills’ southwest Atlanta home after it was raided in December 2021. He didn’t reply. Neighbors stated he moved out after the raid.
“It was a disaster that morning,” neighbor Corey Blowe advised her. “It was like military-type federal brokers and what not. They got here and also you simply heard the sirens blaring and so they pulled up proper there with their massive tanker truck.”
Federal prosecutors say that Ogunsusi accepted massive funds for filling the prescriptions. He would obtain as much as $900 for one oxycodone prescription and $500 for one Percocet prescription. He additionally altered laptop data to point out he was charging market costs for the treatment.
They are saying Ogunsusi additionally made these getting unlawful prescriptions stuffed buy one other bottle of non-controlled substances that he referred to as the “Shebang.”
Along with the tablet mill expenses, Ogunsusi pleaded responsible to cash laundering after he purchased an airplane utilizing the proceeds from the unlawful drug gross sales.
Pharmacist Moses Kirigwi and sponsors Brittany Tinker and Keandre Bates pleaded responsible to conspiring with Mills and Ogunsusi. Prices are pending in opposition to eight extra defendants.
Mills is scheduled to be sentenced on February 7, 2023. Kirigwi and Bates will probably be sentenced on February 6, 2023.
Sentencing dates haven’t been set for Ogunsusi or Tinker.
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