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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Pain Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Illegally Dispense Opiod Medicine

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that KENNETH KNIGHT, age 67, of Jefferson, pled guilty today to conspiracy to dispense quantities of oxycodone and hydrocodone outside the scope of the medical practice.

 

According to court documents, the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted controlled purchases of opioid medicine from Axcess Medical Clinic, Inc., located in New Orleans.

 

KNIGHT faces a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000. U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown set sentencing for April 20, 2017. Additionally, a total of $39,999.44 was forfeited in this investigation.

 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration New Orleans Office and the Internal Revenue Service, Gulfport, Mississippi in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorneys John F. Murphy and Bill McSherry are in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 5, 2017