Virginia doctor sentenced for illegally prescribing opioids to patients

Dr. Joel Smithers was sentenced to 40 years in prison after prescribing more than half a million opioid pills.
0:19 | 10/04/19

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To the doctor sentenced on more than 800 drug charges in Abington Virginia doctor Jules smithers. Was sentenced to forty years in prison for illegally prescribing more than half a million people PUA pills to patients including fentanyl and oxy code own. Federal prosecutors say he received 700000. Dollars from patients for this some traveling hundreds of miles for those prescriptions.

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