Doctor sentenced to 4 years in methadone case

LONDON, Ky. (AP) - Officials say a 55-year-old Pennsylvania
doctor has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading
guilty to distributing thousands of methadone tablets in Kentucky.
U.S. District Court Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove also
sentenced Randy Weiss, of Richboro, Penn., to one year home
detention and three years of supervised release, and ordered him to
pay a $50,000 fine.
Weiss pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to distribute
methadone from his doctor's office in Pennsylvania to individuals
from Floyd County, Ky.
A news release Friday from the U.S. Attorney's office for the
Eastern District of Kentucky says Weiss admitted he distributed
more than 11,000 methadone tablets in a two-year period.
Weiss was sentenced Thursday.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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