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2 plead guilty to running pill mill in eastern Ky

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two eastern Kentucky pain clinic owners have pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiring with doctors to illegally dispense more than 50,000 prescription pain pills.

Sentencing for 40-year-old Tammy Cantrell of Oil Springs and 50-year-old Shelby Lackey of Williamsport is scheduled for Sept. 5 in federal court in Pikeville.

The pair entered the guilty pleas Wednesday to using Care More Pain Management in Paintsville to dole out the pills with no legitimate medical purpose.

Prosecutors say two doctors charged with conspiring in the case would perform little or no examinations before handing out prescriptions.

Dr. Richard Albert is scheduled for sentencing in June after pleading guilty last summer. Dr. Randy Bofill pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and operating a drug involved premise. His trial is in May.

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