Virginia Pain Doctor Indicted On Federal Drug Distribution Charges

                               

Roanoke, VA (WorkersCompensation.com) - A medical doctor from Dublin, Va. has been indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke on charges related to her alleged illegal distribution of controlled substances.

On Thursday, May 24, 2012, the grand jury charged Linda Sue Cheek, 63, of Dublin, Va., with 86 counts of distributing scheduled controlled substances without holding a valid certificate of DEA Registration, 81 counts of using a DEA registration number issued to another person, five counts of using a DEA registration number which has been revoked or suspended and one count of maintaining a drug-involved premise.

If convicted, Dr. Cheek faces a maximum possible penalty of between three and ten years in prison and/or a fine of up to $500,000 on each of the distribution of schedule substances charges, a maximum possible penalty of up to four years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000 on each of the use of a DEA registration number issued to another person charges; a maximum possible penalty of up to four years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,00 on each of the use of a DEA registration number which has been revoked charges; and a maximum possible penalty of up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $500,000 on the maintaining a drug-involved premise charge.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Virginia Sate Police and the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Assistant United States Attorney Jennie L.M. Waering and Virginia Assistant Attorney General and Special Assistant United States Attorney Vaso T. Doubles are prosecuting the case for the United States.

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