West Virginia Doctor Convicted in Drug Distribution Scheme

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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.

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