CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia doctor has been sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison for illegally distributing prescription opioid medications.
U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says Muhammed Samer Nasher-Alneam of Charleston also agreed to forfeit $150,000 and a sport utility vehicle. He also will surrender his medical license.
Nasher-Alneam operated the Neurology & Pain Center. He admitted to writing prescriptions in July 2014 for oxycodone and methadone pills that were not for legitimate medical purposes.
Nasher-Alneam pleaded guilty last August in federal court in Charleston.
An earlier trial ended in a mistrial when jurors were unable to reach a verdict.