Ohio 'pill mill' operator, 69, pleads...

Ohio 'pill mill' operator, 69, pleads guilty

There are 41 comments on the WHIOTV story from Sep 7, 2012, titled Ohio 'pill mill' operator, 69, pleads guilty. In it, WHIOTV reports that:

The 69-year-old owner/operator of a "pill mill," who state authorities say improperly prescribed pharmaceuticals believed to have contributed to the rise in overdoses and overdose deaths in Ohio, has been convicted.

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Brad

Marion, OH

#22 Sep 13, 2012
I'm not sure about tammy
cancer

Marion, OH

#23 Sep 13, 2012
missy veech will go to court with tracy hoover. he had missy to tell on adkins. also tracy hoover got mike journey to tell all he knew. tracy was the lawyer in waverly for mike journey. old tracy been around these pill mills since they opened in 1996. wonder why he still has a license. marshall adkins is out of jail he had a good lawyer never had to rat on any one his name was mike merand
Lee Scott

Pensacola, FL

#24 Sep 13, 2012
Mike Mearan. Great lawyer when he wishes to be! Watched him at work! He can really handle a jury!

Lee
DENISE

Marion, OH

#26 Sep 13, 2012
MIKE MEARAN, IS VERY WELL LIKED BY OUR COURTS. This only shows.There has never been a JUDGE come from behind the bench to put MIKE MEARAN,in order like JUDGE HARASH had to do to TRACY HOOVER. Now MIKE MEARAN has never disrespected no court or prosecutor.MIKE you have my vote if you ever run for office. GOOD JOB on marshall adkins case
Huh

Marion, OH

#27 Sep 13, 2012
cancer wrote:
missy veech will go to court with tracy hoover. he had missy to tell on adkins. also tracy hoover got mike journey to tell all he knew. tracy was the lawyer in waverly for mike journey. old tracy been around these pill mills since they opened in 1996. wonder why he still has a license. marshall adkins is out of jail he had a good lawyer never had to rat on any one his name was mike merand
I thought Adkins plead guilty and was getting 10 years. How is he out of jail? I wonder what will happen to missy Veach and Tammy Newman?
Mike

Chillicothe, OH

#29 Sep 14, 2012
I'm only good here in Scioto County because I know what the boys like!
family

Marion, OH

#31 Sep 14, 2012
Is Tammy Newman one of the Journey clan.Did Bart Journey start the clinic after him and Sonny Hamilton had the bookie joint? Then poor old Marshall took over,and Bart Journey told the feds when he as trying to take his grandchild. What a shame he will ruin all the Journeys name.WHAT A RAT.
reply

United States

#33 Sep 14, 2012
XCITIZEN wrote:
SISSING IN THE WILDERNESS WIND PISTER.....
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.com/view/full_st... ?
yojoe
Apparently you never read my replies but ABSOLUTELY YOU HAVE SOLVED NO DRUG PROBLEM. All Scioto County has done is put a bandaid on a broken leg. Why does no one listen, I have the answer. Oxycontin has the same effect as heroin and heroin is cheaper. It will also kill you much quicker. So what went wrong here:
Step 1 - Set up a recovery program (oops)
Step 2 - Step up Police and add FBI (check)
Step 3 - Shut down dirty doctors (check)
Step 4 - Publicize treatment programs (oops)
Step 5 - Educate Public and kids (oops)
Step 6 - Wait for the addicts to die (in process)
Everyone jumped right to step 3 and now we wonder why the problem didn't go away. You didn't solve it. All you did was delay it. Why is it impossible for you people to understand that simply taking away the drug isn't enough. They will are are turning to heroin which guess what is cheaper and easier to get because you don't have to find a dirty doctor. Until Scioto County gets some real help because the counseling center is crap and has about a 95% relapse rate. Huh these other centers for help that use medication are more around the 60% level but don't try that because the head doctor doesn't believe in it. Jesus, I am so sick of hearing the residents and addicts complain when the answer is right in front of them. Provide Suboxone for free. Overnight success. If a suboxone clinic opened tomorrow in Portsmouth it would be full up and the communtiy would notice an immediate change. You have to provide help for the people that want it. If there is no cure, addiction will win and these people will continue to use.
YOJOE, no you stil have a drug problem and until someone with some sense starts looking to help the addicts, you are going to get worse. Heroin is worse and will cause more crime and deaths than you ever thought oxycontin could. Welcome to the next phase in the failure to cure Scioto County. Keep listening to Dr. Johnson and his 5% success rate.
Read more: Portsmouth Daily Times - State Medical Board sends citation to Temponeras
So you are an expert, ehh? So why do you think people are addicted to heroin in the first place? The answer is pain pills. Pain pills have ushered in a heroin epidemic not only in Scioto county but across the nation. Do a little research. Less pain pills=less heroin over time. So your theory is to continue allowing for the dirty docs and pill mills to continue to create the addiction? Just how is that supposed to help? The vast majority of people know that heroin is bad news and don't try it. Pain pills are seen as "harmless"-that is until the monkey is on your back and the monster demands to be fed. When the pills dry up-enter heroin to take their place. Free suboxone for the addicted masses? Not a bad plan- but just who do you think is going to pay for this? The stuff is expensive thanks to our American system where the drug companies want to make huge profits and have no caps on pricing. And if you check your facts you will find that more people are dying of PAIN PILLS than cocaine and heroin COMBINED. So your theory that heroin is deadlier doesn't hold water either. The county did what had to be done to stop the flow of the gateway pills and thug doctors. The aftermath is a different mess, but must be dealt with if there is ever to be an end. BTW some people actually stop on their own cold turkey when the supply dries up. Not everyone wants or needs treatment.The ones being recycled are the ones going in over and over to stay out of jail and probably don't want to quit anyway. They are just playing the game.
ron

Marion, OH

#34 Sep 16, 2012
so glad hes going to prison so long marshall
Roxy

Marion, OH

#39 Sep 19, 2012
cancer wrote:
missy veech will go to court with tracy hoover. he had missy to tell on adkins. also tracy hoover got mike journey to tell all he knew. tracy was the lawyer in waverly for mike journey. old tracy been around these pill mills since they opened in 1996. wonder why he still has a license. marshall adkins is out of jail he had a good lawyer never had to rat on any one his name was mike merand
Yea the Veach chic has been bragging about rolling on the ole man Adkins.
fact

West Chester, OH

#40 Sep 19, 2012
Roxy wrote:
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Yea the Veach chic has been bragging about rolling on the ole man Adkins.
dont for get about bart journey he did know things and i bet you what he did not know he made up he is a 350 pound rat you can bet on that.
bust them all

Marion, OH

#41 Sep 21, 2012
I was there when the pill mill got busted Melody Corns & Missy Veach & Tammy Newman were all working.melody is marshall adkins daughter she should do time also. i was across the street but drove thru the lot to see what was going on
chris

Marion, OH

#43 Sep 24, 2012
i agree 100% grad mom glad they r at notre dame even tho they still live on coon hollow. my mom lives on up that hollow
Karma is good

Marion, OH

#44 Sep 26, 2012
has melody corns been to court yet
or tammy newman both were nurses at melodys dads pill mill. melody (adkins) corns
we the people

Marion, OH

#45 Sep 27, 2012
it's over with
randall knows all

Marion, OH

#46 Sep 27, 2012
its not over yet sry marshall may be done but the nurses r not done i will make sure of that
Wiz Bang

Marion, OH

#47 Sep 27, 2012
He was a prison guard at the lucasville hilton
Top Gun

Marion, OH

#48 Sep 28, 2012
Wiz Bang wrote:
He was a prison guard at the lucasville hilton
who cares he killed alot of young people with his illegal pill mill.hope he gets to meet some of his old prisoners
alleycat

Marion, OH

#49 Oct 3, 2012
Old school wrote:
Ok now tie him to the tree and step out of the way :)
thats funny
too busy

United States

#50 Feb 22, 2013
You people really need to get a life. This page reads like a bunch of redneck Hicks that will never grow up, just out.

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