UPDATE 1/26/2015 12:00 PM
Earlier this month a Parkersburg doctor was sentenced to two years in prison for writing illegal Oxycodone prescriptions. Eleven more people now face charges for their involvement in the case.
West Virginia State Police say nearly 17,000 Oxycodone pills were discovered in their investigation.
Now they say Stephen Wood, Benjamin Berry, Ethan Kline, Mary Cook, Courtney Ross, Jason Clayton, Andrew Hooper, Justin Cline, Leander Cline, Brady Lewis and Stanford Gibson face a variety of felonies including Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud and Conspiracy to Obtain a Controlled Substance by Fraud.
UPDATE 1/13/2015 4:15 PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - An Ohio doctor was sentenced in West Virginia to two years in prison on federal drug-related charges.
U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says 33-year-old Dr. Robert Timothy Hogan II of Coolville, Ohio, wrote more than 160 illegal prescriptions between January 2013 and February 2014.
Hogan pleaded guilty in October 2014 to traveling in interstate commerce and using a communications device to facilitate a felony. He was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Charleston.
Goodwin says Hogan admitted traveling between Athens County, Ohio, and Wood County, West Virginia, and using his cell phone to facilitate a prescription arrangement with a person who wasn't his patient. Hogan received half of the pills when the prescriptions were filled.
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UPDATE 10/16/2014 1:25 PM
A Coolville man pleads guilty in West Virginia federal court for writing false prescriptions.
Robert Hogan II admits to going from Ohio to Wood County writing prescriptions for a person who wasn't his patient and had no legitimate reason for the drug.
Hogan admits to writing more than 160 illegal prescriptions for more than 17,000 pills.
Sentencing is set for January 12.
Hogan was an internal medicine doctor at Camden Clark Medical Center.
UPDATE 2/24/2014 10:05 AM
The case of a Coolville doctor accused of illegally prescribing a whole lot of pain pills will now be turned over to federal authorities.
32-year-old Robert Hogan, II was arrested Friday night and then arraigned just hours later.
Hogan is an internal medicine doctor at Camden Clark Medical Center.
West Virginia State Police say for two years, Dr. Hogan wrote hundreds of illegal prescriptions for oxycodone without performing physical exams.
And in exchange for their prescription, Hogan's patients gave him half of the pills.
Investigators say it all adds up to somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 pills illegally obtained on both sides of the river.
"Street value, they would run $30 to $40 a pill so we're looking at well over half a million dollars," says West Virginia State Police Trooper C.S. Jackson. "The level of the crimes, the doctor being a public figure, a trusted figure, we're going through a process now to transfer the case from state level to federal level"
In a response Saturday, CCMC says the doctor was quote "not an employee of Camden Clark, but contracted by the agency that works with and staffs our emergency department. We have strict controls regarding pharmaceuticals at the hospital. For that reason, it is important to understand that the drugs in question most likely did not originate at Camden Clark."
Hogan is charged with delivery of a controlled substance.
He's being held in the North Central Regional Jail on $250,000 bond.
Dr. Robert Hogan II was arrested Friday evening and arraigned for writing illegal prescriptions.
According to West Virginia State Police a long term investigation of the Camden Clark internal medicine doctor has landed him under arrest.
Dr. Hogan has been found writing illegal prescriptions.
The investigation was conducted by the West Virginia State Police, Wood County Sheriff's Department and the F.B.I. concerning the drug operation.
More details as they become available.