West Virginia Doctor Convicted in Drug Distribution Scheme

West Virginia
prescription drugs_1556742142270.jpg.jpg

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia doctor has been convicted in federal court on drug distribution charges.

A jury found 60-year-old Dr. George P. Naum of Wheeling guilty Tuesday of illegally distributing controlled substances.

Prosecutors say Naum conspired with others on the illegal operation from a drug treatment center in Weirton from 2008 to 2016.

Naum faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each of two counts of distributing controlled substances outside the bounds of professional medical practice.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Link to 12 things you need to know page

WBOY 12 News Facebook Page

Trending Stories