Southwest Virginia doctor convicted of drug crimes

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) - A Southwest Virginia doctor has been convicted of more than five dozen counts of drug crimes and other charges. 

Dr. Dwight Bailey, 65, of Lebanon, Va. was convicted Wednesday of all 63 counts charged against him in U.S. District Court in Abingdon. 

Prosecutors accuse Bailey of illegally prescribing drugs to patients at his two rural healthcare practices in Lebanon. They say he wrote prescriptions for opiates, benzodiazepines, and sleeping pills to patients who were clearly abusing and misusing the drugs. 

According to prosecutors, Bailey operated Family Healthcare Associates of Southwest VA and Ridgewood Health Care Clinic in Lebanon. 

Bailey was convicted of federal drug and healthcare fraud charges. Sentencing is scheduled for January 3, 2019. 


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