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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 18, 2017

Doctor Sentenced to 30 Years for Oxycodone Distribution Conspiracy

RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond doctor was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for conspiring to distribute Oxycodone.

According to court documents and evidence and testimony at trial, Clarence Scranage, Jr., 62, was the supplier to a drug trafficking organization that, at various points in time, had more than 40 participants. The participants were recruiters, pill fillers, and dealers who sold to addicts. During the course of the conspiracy, which began in January 2011, Scranage dispensed 1,257 fraudulent prescriptions amounting to more than 223,000 30-mg Oxycodone pills distributed into the underground stream of commerce. Scranage represented himself at trial, and was convicted by a jury on all 19 counts charged in the indictment on August 10. During the trial, one expert testified that Scranage was “a one-man opioid epidemic.”

In addition to the prison sentence, the Court also entered a forfeiture order in the amount of $628,500 which represents the proceeds Scranage received as a result of this drug trafficking conspiracy.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Superintendent of Virginia State Police, Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson. Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Mastandrea-Miller prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:17-cr-23.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated December 18, 2017