The owner of Primary Health Care clinic in Chillicothe was given a 262-month sentence for conspiring to distribute Oxycodone and laundering money. 36-year-old Kevin Huff, of Portsmouth, was also ordered to give up his six properties in Lucasville and Sciotoville, three vehicles, three ATVs, a boat, $20,000 cash, the contents of two bank accounts ($118,875), and his latest income tax return. US Attorney Carter Stewart says Huff bought the properties and vehicles to conceal the proceeds.
Authorities began investigating Primary Care Clinic in 2011 and say patients were charged $200 cash for Oxycodone and other narcotics without a legitimate medical exam by a physician.
Huff pleaded guilty in June 2012 and was recently sentenced to 240 months for the conspiracy followed by 22 months for the money laundering.
Investigators said Huff received $245,000 in cash from the operation of the pain clinic in 2009 and kept it in several places, including his basement and a shed behind his mother-in-law's house.
"This case should serve as an example of just how serious we are about stopping those who are involved in over-prescribing medication," said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.