6 indicted in massive GA 'pill mill' operation

6 indicted in massive GA 'pill mill' operation

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An indictment, unsealed in Albany Federal Court, charges six people, including two doctors, with running a massive "pill mill" in Valdosta and Columbus.

Two empty buildings are where prosecutors charge that the medical practices dispensed millions of pain killers like Oxycodone and hydrocodone to hundreds of patients from Florida to Ohio.

Carol Biggs, also known as Carol Johnson, made her initial appearance before a Judge in Albany Federal Court Tuesday.

Biggs is named in the indictment as the  organizer and manager, who opened the Wellness Center of Valdosta in 2011 and the Relief Institute of Columbus in 2012.

Dr. William Bacon and Dr. Donatus Mbanefo are named in the indictment for conspiracy.

Prosecutors said from 2011 to 2013, the defendants made hundreds of thousands of dollars in selling the illegal prescriptions and pills.

Federal officials say the trial will be held in Valdosta Federal Court, but no date has been set.

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