Doc charged in US
A BARBADIAN DOCTOR has been arrested and charged in Miami with illegally distributing prescribed painkiller tablets in what has been described as a racket in Florida that earned more than US$22 million.
Selwyn Carrington, 57, is accused of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment.
Carrington and a number of doctors and other people were nabbed by United States State and Federal investigators in a sting operation now referred to as the “Pill Mill Cases.”
Court documents allege that the painkillers including Oxycodone, Percocet and other tablets prone to abuse, were distributed through prescriptions that Carrington would sign in advance without seeing patients.
Carrington, who specializes in internal medicine and operates a network of of clinics across Florida is acused of distributing more than 300 000 painkiller tablets through two of his clinics.
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