Alabama doctor pleads guilty to drug distribution

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An Alabama doctor has pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges linked to her prescribing opioid drugs from a clinic she operated in a community in northwest Madison County.

Posted: Feb 1, 2020 10:50 PM

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP)- An Alabama doctor has pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges linked to her prescribing opioid drugs from a clinic she operated in a community in northwest Madison County.

While a federal jury in Huntsville was deliberating on whether to convict her of 15 criminal charges Friday, Dr. Celia Lloyd-Turney pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful distribution of controlled substances.

Federal prosecutors agreed to dismiss the remaining 14 charges in exchange for Lloyd-Turney’s plea.

U.S. District Judge Liles C. Burke set sentencing for June 8. She faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.

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