Clinic owner gets 20-plus years in pill mill scheme
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — A Portsmouth man was sentenced to 262 months in a federal prison for his role in conspiring to distribute more than 200,000 doses of Oxycodone and money laundering, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Carter M. Stewart.
Kevin Huff, 36, also was ordered to forfeit six properties in Lucasville and Sciotoville, three vehicle, three ATVs, a boat, $20,000 in currency, and $118,875 from two bank accounts as well as his latest income tax return as proceeds of the ill-gotten gains, according to a news release.
He pleaded guilty last year to one count of unlawfully conspiring to distribute Oxycodone and one count of money laundering. He was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati to 20 years in prison for conspiracy and 22 months for money laundering.
According to court documents, agencies began investigating Primary Health Care clinic in Chillitothe early in 2011. Huff owned the clinic.
The clinic charged each patient $200 in cash in return for prescriptions for Oxycodone and other narcotics without the benefit of a legitimate medical exam by a physician, according to the release. The physician on staff saw about 25 patients per day, according to the release.
Huff would receive between $5,000 and $8,000 in cash three times a month for his share of the clinic’s proceeds, according to the release. In 2009, Huff received about $245,000 from clinic operations, according to the release.