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Three Sentenced In Painkiller Distribution Ring

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Tara Tighe, Public Affairs Specialist

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Three co-defendants of Dr. Edita Milan were sentenced Tuesday for their role in a conspiracy to distribute prescription pills through the doctor’s office, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Lois Crites, 50, of Fairmont served as the doctor’s office manager from August 2010 until the office was closed in June 2013 after the execution of numerous federal search warrants. Crites pled guilty in June 2014 to conspiracy to distribute Schedule II and III controlled substances. Crites was sentenced to 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

Lois Crites’ son, Daniel J. Quirk, 30, also of Fairmont, pled guilty in June 2014 to distributing hydrocodone. He was sentenced to 12 months incarceration with six months to be served in prison followed by six months of home detention and 2 years of supervised release.

A third co-defendant, Brandi Mayo, 30, of Weston pled guilty in June 2014 to June 2014 plea to using a communication facility to illegally obtain hydrocodone. Mayo was sentenced to one year probation with eight months to be served on home confinement with electronic monitoring.

The convictions were the result of a 2 ½ yearlong investigation led by the Greater Harrison County Drug Task Force, which began with citizen complaints of the prescription writing practice of Dr. Milan from her Bridgeport, West Virginia office. Crites admitted her involvement with distributing more than 400 oxycodone pills and 25,000 hydrocodone pills through the doctor’s office. Dr. Milan is scheduled for trial on November 5, 2014.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated January 7, 2015