FEDERAL DRUG CASES AND REPORTS RECENT STATUS AT FEDERAL COURT IN PIKEVILLE, KENTUCKY
MISTRIAL DECLARED IN FEDERAL CASE INVOLVING PIKE COUNTY, KY. DOCTOR AND HIS ASSISTANT, IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR PART OF THE LARGEST OPOID STING BUST IN THE U.S.
A federal jury in Pikeville has declared a mistrial in the federal case of a Pike County Doctor, Scotty Akers, and his assistant Serissa Stamper, that began on October 18.
Dr. Akers, 48, of Pikeville, and Ms. Stamper, age & address unknown, were arrested earlier this year in what was called the nation’s largest opioid sting.
Prosecutors say the pair allegedly exchanged opioid prescriptions for cash from people on Facebook. Department of Justice announced the bust, which happened this past mid-April, that the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force charged 60 people in a massive takedown.
The charges involved more than 350,000 prescriptions for controlled substances and more than 32 million pills, the equivalent of a dose of opioids for “every man, woman and child,” across Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and West Virginia, said Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski.
The 60 people charged include 31 doctors, seven pharmacists, eight nurse practitioners and seven other licensed medical professionals. They are charged for allegedly participating in illegal prescription and distribution of opioids and other dangerous narcotics and for health care fraud schemes.
A status conference about Dr. Akers and Serissa Stampers case is now scheduled for November 22.
FORMER NURSE FROM MAGOFFIN COUNTY SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR DILUTING MEDICATION AT HOSPITAL WHERE SHE WORKED
FORMER NURSE: KELSIE SPENCER
PIKE COUNTY MAN ARRESTED BY FBI THURSDAY ON INDICTMENT OF FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES, FACES UP TO 30 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
PIKE COUNTY MAN FACING FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES, SLAPPED WITH LOCAL CHARGES AFTER DRUG CONTRABAND FOUND HIDDEN IN HIS ANUS AT SEARCH IN PIKE COUNTY JAIL
THE MAN WITH THE BROWN POWDER BAG HID UP IN HIS BUTT: DRUG SUPECT CURTIS LEE HIGHT
According to the Kentucky State Police-Post 9, in Pikeville, a Pike County man was recently arrested after the execution of a search warrant led to the discovery of drugs.
Post 9 Troopers assisted Kentucky State Police DESI East and the FBI in the execution of a search warrant at the residence of Curtis Lee Hight, 37 of Belfry.
Currtis Hight was arrested and transported to the Pike Co Detention Center, but during the booking process, officers at the Detention Center were conducting a strip search and discovered a plastic bag inside Hight’s buttocks.
The bag was retrieved and was found to contain a brown powdery substance believed to be heroin.
Hight was then transported to the Pikeville Medical Center for an X-ray, but no other foreign objects were found inside his body.
Hight was returned to the Pike Co Detention Center and was charged with promoting contraband 1st degree and possession of controlled substance, heroin.