Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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September 18, 2013

Former W.Va. pain clinic worker sentenced

CHARLESTON — The former office manager of a Mingo County pain clinic has been sentenced to six months behind bars for conspiring to misuse a physician’s U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration registration number.

Myra Miller pleaded guilty to the charge in March. U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver gave her the maximum possible sentence in federal court in Charleston on Wednesday.

Miller has said she played a reluctant role in what prosecutors say was a conspiracy to sell narcotic prescriptions to people who didn’t need them.

As part of her plea agreement, Miller already has agreed to forfeit her interest in the clinic building and an adjoining office as well as $475,000 in assets seized at the time of the raid.

Most of that amount reflects cash found in her Kentucky home.

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