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Richlands nurse practitioner admits to writing illegal prescriptions


ABINGDON, VA (WVVA) A former Richlands nurse practitioner enters a plea in federal court to writing illegal prescriptions for the pain-killer oxycodone. 

According to court documents, Gloria W. "Faye" Kennedy conspired with her husband Darryl Lynn Wells to distribute 3,780  oxycodone  (15 mg) pills. 

Kennedy was "licensed as a nurse practitioner in the state of Virginia and had prescribing privileges granted by the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration."  Between April 22, 2014 and September 3, 2015 she wrote numerous prescriptions " without a legitimate medical purpose and beyond the bounds of medical practice," to her husband and others. 

On Tuesday, Kennedy entered a plea to one count of conspiring to distribute controlled substances and one count of making false statements to investigators. She is scheduled to be sentenced on March 22, 2016. 

Wells entered a plea to federal drug charges earlier this month.

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