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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 13, 2020

Meadowbrook Health Services Agrees to Pay the United States $330,000 for Violations of the Controlled Substances Act

Roanoke, VIRGINIA – Meadowbrook Health Services and William L. Lamar have agreed to pay the United States $330,000 to settle civil allegations that they violated the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen made the announcement today.

According to the agreement, between May 11, 2016, and November 18, 2016, Meadowbrook Pharmacy, formerly located in Charlottesville, Virginia, which ceased operations in 2016, violated the CSA by unlawfully dispensing a controlled substance on at least 33 occasions.

“Pharmacies and pharmacists, like other health-care providers, must follow the law in dispensing potentially deadly controlled substances,” U.S. Attorney Cullen stated today.  “As this case illustrates, we continue to use all available tools, including stiff civil penalties, to hold those who unlawfully prescribe and dispense these drugs accountable.”

This proactive civil enforcement investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant United States Attorney Justin Lugar litigated the case for the United States.

Updated April 13, 2020