COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The owner of a medical clinic in southern Ohio that authorities allege was a notorious drug house has pleaded not guilty to charges of illegally dispensing thousands of prescription pain pills.
George Marshall Adkins is being held on $1 million bond after surrendering to Scioto County officials Wednesday.
The 69-year-old Adkins faces charges of drug trafficking and corrupt activity and an allegation he carried a gun while committing the crimes.
Greater Medical Advance's doctor and two employees have also been charged.
Defense attorney Michael Mearan said Wednesday that Adkins took steps to make sure proper procedures were followed at the clinic.
Authorities say the Wheelersburg clinic was a well-known destination for addicts and that its only purpose was to make as much money off drug trafficking as possible.