- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - An Ohio doctor faces up to nine years in prison after pleading guilty in West Virginia to federal drug charges.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Dr. Robert Timothy Hogan of Coolville, Ohio, wrote more than 160 illegal prescriptions for more than 17,000 pills between January 2013 and February 2014.

Hogan pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Charleston to two drug trafficking charges.

Goodwin says Hogan admitted traveling between Ohio and Wood County and using his cell phone to facilitate a prescription arrangement with a person who wasn’t his patient. Hogan received half of the pills when the prescriptions were filled.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 12, 2015.

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