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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Beckley Doctor on Drug Charges


A federal grand jury has indicted a Beckley pain clinic doctor whose office was raided by authorities earlier this month.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Dr. Jose J. Gordinho faces 21 counts related to illegal distribution of controlled substances.

Goodwin says State Police and the FBI executed a search warrant at Gordinho’s office on Nov. 12. He was arrested that day and has been held since in the Southern Regional Jail.

Several counts allege Gordinho distributed oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone and morphine that weren’t for legitimate medical purposes.

Each count is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Gordinho’s arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 30 in federal court in Beckley.

His attorney, Timothy Koontz of Williamson, didn’t immediately return a telephone message seeking comment Tuesday.