Drug Abuse
4:10 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

State Police Take Over Former Pill Mill, Recieve Cash Proceeds

The Williamson office building that formerly housed a pain clinic is being given to the West Virginia State Police.

Credit David Benbennick / wikimedia Commons

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Monday that the agency also will receive $340,000 in cash proceeds forfeited by one of the operators of Mountain Medical Care Clinic.

The pill mill was shut down in 2010 following a federal investigation that ended with several criminal convictions.

Clinic operator Myra Miller was sentenced in September to six months in federal prison for conspiring to misuse a physician's U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration registration number.

Prosecutors say the 50-year-old was involved in a conspiracy to sell narcotic prescriptions to people who didn't need them.

Sixty-six-year-old Dr. William Ryckman was convicted in 2012 for his role in the conspiracy and sentenced to six months in prison.