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Manager of raided W.Va. pain clinic to plead guilty

Mar. 19, 2013 @ 07:34 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are expecting a guilty plea from the manager of a West Virginia pain clinic shut down after a raid.

U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. has set a Tuesday hearing for Myra Miller.

The Kentucky woman is charged with misusing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration registration number of a physician at the Mountain Medical Care Center.

Investigators raided the Mingo County clinic three years ago this month. They allege the clinic was prescribing powerful pain drugs to perhaps hundreds of people with no legitimate need for them.

Prosecutors also say husband John Miller has agreed to forfeit $475,000. Most of that was seized from the couple’s Kentucky residence at the time of the clinic raid.

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