RICHMOND (AP) —Prosecutors say a Richmond-area physician ran an oxycodone “pill mill” operation in which he accepted cash for painkillers given to patients he had not examined.
News outlets reported 61-year-old Dr. Clarence Scranage Jr. was indicted last week and arrested Friday on felony drug charges, including 18 counts of distribution of controlled substances.
Court documents say Scranage was a self-described pain-management specialist for the past five years with offices in Richmond and in Henrico and Chesterfield counties.
Authorities say Scranage made at least $650,000 from the operation.
Scranage’s medical license had been suspended in 2006 after he was convicted of obstruction of justice and making a false statement regarding his dealings with former state Del. Fenton L. Bland Jr., who was convicted of bank-fraud conspiracy. His license was reinstated in 2008.