Lewis County Man Sentenced For Painkiller Distribution
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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Shane Brantley, 38, of Lewis County, West Virginia, was sentenced for his role in distributing prescription painkillers through the office of Dr. Edita Milan, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.
Brantley, who is currently serving a 51 month sentence for unlawful possession of a firearm, was sentenced to an additional 8 months in prison.
Brantley pled guilty in June 201 4 to one count of “Conspiracy to use the DEA Registration Number of Another Person” after a Greater Harrison County Drug Task Force investigation revealed that he used Dr. Milan’s DEA registration number to obtain oxycodone, hydrocodone, and alprazolam. The investigation began with citizen complaints surrounding prescription writing practices in Dr. Milan’s Bridgeport, West Virginia office. Milan is scheduled for trial on November 5, 2014.
Assistant U.S. Attorney John Parr prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.
U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided