DA: Man Sentenced for Part in Pill Mill Operation that Distributed over 11 Million Pills

(Credit: Frankly Media)

DA: Man Sentenced for Part in Pill Mill Operation that Distributed over 11 Million Pills

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) A Tazewell pain clinic owner is sentenced to more than four years behind bars for his role in operating a pill mill in both Tennessee and Florida.

According to District Attorney Charme Allen, 63-year-old Clyde Tipton was sentenced to 50 months in prison Monday; he will be on supervised release for three years when he gets out.

He is the last person to be sentenced in the pill mill case, which resulted in about 140 people receiving federal criminal convictions.

As part of Tipton’s plea agreement, Allen says he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to launder money and two counts of conspiracy to defraud the United States and pay healthcare kickbacks.

There were four clinics in and around Knoxville, each of which was a pill mill, that were connected to several other locations in Hollywood, Florida. (Credit: Frankly Media)

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