- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - The drug trial of a north-central West Virginia doctor has been postponed until January.

Dr. Edita Milan was scheduled to go on trial the first week of November. The Exponent Telegram (https://bit.ly/1ruJMt4 ) reports that U.S. District Judge Irene Keeley granted a federal prosecutor’s request to delay the trial due to a health issue.

The case has been continued several times. Keeley told lawyers for both sides on Friday that this will be the last continuance.

Milan is charged with conspiracy to distribute prescription painkillers outside the usual course of a professional medical practice. Prosecutors have alleged that the 75-year-old Fairmont resident was treating more than twice as many patients as she was permitted to treat with narcotics at her practice in Bridgeport.

Several co-defendants have pleaded guilty.

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Information from: The Exponent Telegram, https://www.theet.com


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