- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Casper doctor and his wife have waived their preliminary hearings in federal court on charges alleging they sold prescriptions for painkillers.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2hnBAAJ ) that Shakeel and Lyn Kahn were charged earlier this month with conspiring to distribute Oxycodone.

Dr. Kahn is accused of prescribing inappropriately large amounts of the powerful painkiller and taking cash payments to prescribe Oxycodone to patients in Wyoming, Arizona and elsewhere.

Court documents say the couple had been selling prescriptions since 2011.

Kahn recently had his medical licenses suspended in Arizona and Wyoming.

The Kahns have both been released on bond.

They face a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine if convicted of the charges.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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