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Pain clinic owner facing prison time

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Singleton ran the Clark County Wellness Center in Jeffersonville, which prosecutors described as a "pill mill." Singleton ran the Clark County Wellness Center in Jeffersonville, which prosecutors described as a "pill mill."

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The owner of three pain clinics – two in Kentucky and one in Indiana – is facing major prison time.

On Thursday, jurors convicted Ernest Will Singleton, 45, on 21 federal charges including drug trafficking, money laundering and conspiracy.

Singleton owned clinics in Georgetown and Dry Ridge, KY. He closed both clinics in 2012. Singleton also ran the Clark County Wellness Center in Jeffersonville. Prosecutors described the clinics as "pill mills" where doctors prescribe medicine without giving patients adequate physical exams.

Singleton faces up to 20 years in prison. He will be sentenced in October.

Lea Marlow, a doctor who worked at the Jeffersonville clinic, has pleaded guilty in the case and is awaiting sentencing.

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