CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia physician has been sentenced to probation for writing fraudulent prescriptions so he could get drugs.
Chad Poage also was ordered Monday in federal court in Clarksburg to complete 500 hours of community service.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Republicans Vote To Rebuke, Not Censure, Senator Pat Toomey Over Impeachment Vote
Poage admitted writing 30 fraudulent prescriptions between 2015 and 2018. Prosecutors say he obtained a total of nearly 2,000 pills by using his colleagues’ drug registration numbers when writing prescriptions. Most of the pills were painkillers.READ MORE: Pine-Richland School Board Delays Vote On In-Person Learning Plan As Group Holds Rally Outside Meeting
He also said he showed stolen driver’s licenses when picking the drugs up from pharmacies.
The 35-year-old Poage was an orthopedic surgeon who worked in a practice with locations in Morgantown and Fairmont.MORE NEWS: Revolution Pipeline Back In Service Nearly 2.5 Years After Explosion In Beaver County
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