A doctor who worked at St. Mary's Medical Center in Palm Beach was sentenced Friday to 6-1/2 years in prison for his alleged role in a massive illicit prescription drug network organized by two Wellington men.
The doctor allegedly wrote prescriptions for more than 3.6 million pills of oxycodone and other powerful narcotics without checking to see whether there was any medical justification for them.
It is alleged that this doctor was involved with "pill mills", or illegal prescription drug clinics.
Trafficking in oxycodone carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. Depending on the amount allegedly trafficked, mandatory minimum sentences can range from 3 years to 25 years in prison.