ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Northern Virginia physician has been sentenced to seven years in prison for running what prosecutors described as a pill mill that illegally put more more than $1 million in prescription drugs into the hands of addicts and dealers.
The sentence imposed Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria on 65-year-old Felicia Donald of Great Falls was significantly less than the 14-year term sought by prosecutors.
Donald admitted she ran a pain practice from 2016 through 2020 in which she charged patients $200 cash per visit.
Prosecutors said the drugs she illegally prescribed had a street value of $1.2 million.
Defense lawyers said she personally profited from the scheme by less than $25,000.