Ralph B. DavisManaging Editor
August 21, 2012
PIKEVILLE — The operators of a Paintsville pain managment clinic face more than fines and jail time if convicted under a federal indictment made public last week. They could also lose their homes.
Shelby Lackey and Tammy Cantrell, owners and operators of Caremore Pain Management, in Paintsville, were named in the indictment made public last week, along with Dr. Rano Bofill. Cantrell became the sole owner of the establishment in December 2011.
The three are accused of conspiring to illegally dispense oxycodone and hydrocodone, and two counts each of using the clinic for the purpose of unlawfully distributing the drugs.
The charges carry penalties of 10 years in prison and $500,000 in fines for conspiring to distribute hydrocodone, 20 years and $1 million in fines for conspiring to distribute oxycodone, and 20 years and $500,000 for each of the charges related to using the clinic.
In addition, the indictment contains a forfeiture charge, seeking to force Lackey and Cantrell to surrender $1.9 million — the amount they are accused of making through criminal activity — as well as real estate in Oil Springs, belonging to Cantrell, and in Boonscamp, belonging to Lackey.