- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky doctor has dropped an appeal of his sentence in a federal drug case.

Media reports say James Dustin “Dusty” Chaney had previously filed notice he would appeal his sentence of two years and six months to the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. However, Chaney’s attorney filed a motion recently to dismiss the appeal, which the court granted.

Chaney is to begin serving his sentence Nov. 11.

He was indicted with two others on charges of conspiring to illegally dispense drugs from a Hazard pain clinic called Clarion Health and Wellness between 2010 and late 2012. Chaney owned the clinic.

Chaney pleaded guilty to laundering money generated by improper prescribing by another doctor charged in the case.

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